Are you ready for a girls road trip? Well, a reel one starring Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra Jones? If that was not intriguing enough, the film, titled Jee Le Zaara, will be directed by Farhan Akhtar. Can you believe it has been 20, yes 20 years since his debut film as director Dil Chatha Hai was released and ten years since he was behind the camera for Don 2!
Check out the announcement video!
All three stars are excited about this film with a script written by Farhan, Zoya Akhtar, and Reema Kagti.
Katrina wrote on Instagram, “This makes my heart smile ❤️ I just love these girls and being around each other is just too much fun always – combine that with a great script, awesome director, and a road trip and a 🎥 and the sky’s the limit 🤩”
Alia gave some more insight, “2 years ago 3 girls came together with 1 dream
There was only one place to go to make that dream come true; to 4 of the funnest dream-makers and storytellers in the business @faroutakhtar @zoieakhtar @reemakagti1 @ritesh_sid
50 Zoom calls later.
Countless laughs later.
With hearts full of love and excitement.
Here we are. #JeeLeZaraa”
Priyanka gave insight into why this film, “Let’s rewind, to me musing about wanting to do another Hindi movie ASAP, on an unusually rainy night in Mumbai in Nov 2019.
But it had to be the right one – different, cool, never been done before… I thought. The idea grew into a movie helmed by an all-female cast. There are not enough Hindi movies that are female multi-starrers. This led to an impulsive phone call… to my 2 real friends about this idea that involved 3 on-screen girlfriends. A celebration of friendship we called it!!”
Writing further, “Katrina, Alia, and I enthusiastically met in February 2020 (as seen in this picture), just before the world shut down, to discuss who we could trust to bring this vision to life for us and our choice was unanimous… Farhan and Ritesh, Zoya and Reema. We had all worked with @excelmovies and @tigerbabyfilms individually so this seemed perfect. It just so happened that Farhan was working on a female road trip movie at the same time! Talk about all the stars aligning!!
And here we are today… #JeeLeZaraa… it only took 3 years to align all our schedules but we stuck together and got it done!
This one is to sisterhood… to friendship and to breaking the mould!! Can’t wait to get on the road with Aloo and Katty. My heart’s smiling.
See you at the movies.” Eager fans want to know Priyanka’s character name or nickname in Jee Le Zaara who will join Aloo and Katty in this really exciting road trip.
Farhan’s comments to their posts shows his excitement to begin this journey! “So looking forward to get the engine running on this one ❤️ I can”t wait! I want to start shooting tomorrow”.
Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, which is also celebrating 20 years, along with Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby Films, will produce the highly anticipated film.
It will be a long wait until September 2022 when the film hits the floor and even longer until we can see Jee Le Zaara on the big screen in 2023! Are we there yet?
Watch this space for all the Jee Le Zaara scoop!