Zoya Akhtar reveals Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif had contacted her for 'Jee Le Zaraa' after Priyanka Chopra Jonas approached them, says 'it just aligned'


On August 10 this year, actor-director Farhan Akhtar announced his next directorial titled Jee Le Zaraa starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt. The three superstars of the current generation are uniting for Farhan's all-girls road trip film. Introducing the next road trip film in their lineup, after Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Excel Entertainment extended this genre to the girls this time, in collaboration with Zoya Akhtar's and Reema Kagti's Tiger Baby.  

Written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar and Reema Kagti and produced by Reema, Zoya, Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan, the film unites Katrina, Alia and Priyanka together for the very first time. While it was earlier revealed by Priyanka that she had contacted Katrina and Alia for a girls film, now, Zoya has shed some more light on how this big collab happened. In an interview with a Bollywood website, Zoya said, "The only reason where you can do it now is that all the players involved wanted to do it. Even if 10 years ago there were three big female stars, filmmakers, producers who would say 'Let's do this', it could have happened. I think it's alignment. I think it's intent firstly. They are huge, three of them, they are amazing and they are massive. And what's beautiful about them is that they are distinct personalities. There's nobody that's like the other."

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She then said, "Farhan had an idea that he had bounced, saying 'I want to do this with girls'. He had come up with it and wanted to do this. He had told me one line. And very independently I was contacted by the actresses (Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif) not knowing about Farhan saying that, 'We want to work together' because Priyanka had called them. It just aligned. And I think if this had happened 10 years ago, it would have happened if these were the same players."

Jee Le Zaraa is all set to release in 2023!

(Source:  Film Companion)