Jee Le Zaraa, the new road trip film will be directed by Farhan Akhtar who will direct Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, arguably the 3 most popular actresses in Bollywood working currently. The idea may sound something similar to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, where Akhtar, Hritik Roshan and Abhay Deol took a road trip and were directed by Akhtar’s sister Zoya Akhtar.
On August 10, the small announcement teaser of the film was released and by the looks of it, it could be the next mega blockbuster in the box office.
For decades, fans have been deprived of a film which showcases an all-girl team taking a road trip & having cherishing experiences along the journey. But they need not ask more. On the occasion of Farhan Akhtar’s production company Excel Entertainment completing its 20 years, the teaser of new all-girl road-trip film “Jee Le Zaraa” was released.
— Excel Entertainment (@excelmovies) August 10, 2021
What we know about Jee Le Zaraa so far?
While the film was announced on Tuesday, August 10, not much has been publicly known about the film. The film will be seeing the return of Farhan Akhtar as the director. After directing Rock On in 2008 and Don 2 in 2008, Farhan indulged in a lot of acting, producing and singing. The fresh taste of Dil Chahta Hai, Akhtar’s directorial debut, still lingers on the public’s minds. So, him taking the director’s seat could mean a fresh new take on friendships being given the audience.
What makes the project even more promising is the fact that the film is written by director Farhan, along with his sister Zoya Akhtar, and their long-time collaborator Reema Kagti. Zoya & Reema Kagti have written some of the most critically acclaimed films & shows in the recent times such as Gully Boy, Made in Heaven, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do.
The film is slated to be released sometime in 2023.
The teaser makes a lot of references to the previous projects by Farhan-Zoya-Reema trio. Small clips of Dil Chahta Hai & Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are shown and its pointed out how these were an all-boys road trip films.
Then, in large letters, “About time, the girls took the car out” is displayed on the screen and we are introduced with our three leading ladies.
The last image on the teaser announcement is that of a convertible car which has illustration of popular places in Rajasthan such as its forts, its desert and its lakes. This tells us that the film may be centered around a road trip in and around Rajasthan. “It’s a road film, a slice-of-life film, with three women on the road,” Akhtar was quoted by Variety saying.
Video Courtesy: Excel Movies
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Joins Forces with Netflix for Heeramandi
In another news, popular OTT platform Netflix and Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali shared that they have joined forces for Bhansali’s new Magnum opus Heeramandi. Interestingly enough, Bhansali, known for his films, will for the first time be creating a web series.
We are excited to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi IS COMING TO NETFLIX 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JH5cAJT0Vm
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 10, 2021
Although a lot about the show is hush-hush, the show reportedly will be set in pre-Independent India, and Lahore, to be more precise. The web series will tell the users an account of the courtesans of Heeramandi, and will juggle with the themes of love, betrayal, freedom and more.