Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are iconic movies in Bollywood. They both are made on a road trip. A trip that audiences remember for years. The one thing common in these two movies was that the road trip features three male leads. There is not a single true-blue Bollywood movie that features a road trip with three leading ladies. However, on 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai, actor-director Farhan Akhtar has announced a female road trip movie titled ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ starring Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt. Now, Priyanka Chopra reveals how an impulsive phone call with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt leds to Jee Le Zaraa.
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Priyanka Chopra shared a post on Instagram and wrote that way back in 2019 she was musing about wanting to do another Hindi movie while she was in Mumbai. However, she revealed that she did not want to do just another movie and wanted it to be different, cool, never been done before. Priyanka Chopra wrote in a post,
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!!
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.
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Alia Bhatt also shared the picture on her Instagram and wrote,
“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”
Katrina Kaif was also not far behind and she also expressed her feelings about the movie Jee Le Zaraa. Katrina wrote in a post,
“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 🤩”
Jee Le Zaraa is written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Reema Kagti and produced by Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Farhan Akhtar.