Know how Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt came together for Jee Le Zaraa
Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar may have made the announcement of his next directorial road trip-film Jee Le Zaraa Tuesday morning, but the story behind the movie was detailed by its lead actresses later.
All three took to social media to narrate how they came together for the film, of course in their own ways.
Alia revealed she along with Priyanka and Katrina came on board two years ago.
She wrote on Instagram,"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. And now 50 Zoom calls later. Countless laughs later. With hearts full of love and excitement. Here we are. #JeeLeZaraa."
Priyanka revealed that the three actresses met in Feb 2020, just before the world was engulfed by anti-COVID-19 lockdown, to decide on a women-oriented film.
An excerpt of her post reads, "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!!"
Katrina said, "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."
On the day Dil Chahta Hai completed 20 years, Farhan announced Jee Le Zaraa, which will go on floors in 2022.
The film is written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar and Reema Kagti.