As Excel Entertainment celebrates 20 years, Farhan Akhtar is back on director’s chair for a female road trip story titled Jee Le Zaraa, starring a dreamy cast with Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt on board. Farhan shared the news on his Instagram account. He wrote, “Did someone say road trip? Thrilled to announce my next film as director and what better day than 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai to do it. #JeeLeZaraa with @priyankachopra @katrinakaif @aliaabhatt will commence filming in 2022 and I cannot wait to get this show on the road.”
Later in the day, Priyanka Chopra wrote a long post expressing how she ended up being a part of Jee Le Zaraa. She said she wanted to be a part of a Hindi film which was “different, cool, never been done before.” Just like many, she also noted that there were not enough ‘all-female cast’ films in Bollywood, which led to an impulsive call from her end to her “2 real friends” Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.
“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,” she concluded.