On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his directorial debut and cult classic ‘Dil Chahta hai’ starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, Farhan Akhtar gave the best surprise gift to his fans and lovers by announcing his comeback as director after 10 years with the movie ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.
Announcing the film on his social media, Akhtar posted a motion poster of the upcoming Bollywood movie with the title of the movie and a car. Along with the poster, the caption of the post said, “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. Jee Le Zaraa with Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt will commence filming in 2022 and I cannot wait to get this show on the road.” Needless to say that the movie is a slice-of-life film about a road trip of three girls.
Alia Bhatt took to Instagram to announce the collaboration and said,
“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 funniest dream-makers and storytellers in the business @faroutakhtar @zoieakhtar @reemakagti1 @ritesh_sid
And now 50 Zoom calls later. Countless laughs later. With hearts full of love and excitement.
Here we are. #JeeLeZaraa.”
As per the reports, the film is scheduled to start shooting in September 2022 and will release in 2023. The film is being written by Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, and Reema Kagti and is co-produced by Tiger Baby Productions and Excel Entertainment.
Farhan, known for directing movies like Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lakshya (2004), Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) will be back in the director’s seat after a decade.
He was last seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed boxing-drama movie Toofan and was appreciated for his acting and body transformation.