Introducing the next road trip film in their lineup, after Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - Excel Entertainment extends this genre to the girls this time, in collaboration with Tiger Baby for a project titled ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt in the lead.
PeeCee on Tuesday took to her social media handle and shared a throwback picture with Alia and Katrina. She also shared the story of how ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ came to life.
The White Tiger actress geotagged the picture at 'Katrina's home' and shared that it was clicked in February 2020, a few days before the lockdown. Priyanka had the idea that she wants to make her Bollywood comeback with an all-female film and called up Alia and Katrina to be a part of it.
Sharing the picture on her official social media handle, Priyanka wrote: "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-starters. 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!!"
The 39-year-old actress added that only Farhan and Excel Entertainment could have done justice to the movie and revealed that it only took 3 years to align all our schedules.
Priyanka shared, "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!"
Excel Entertainment was founded by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar in 1999. From having won national awards for their first couple of films like Dil Chahta Hai and Rock On, to being India's official entry at the 92nd Academy Awards for Gully Boy, this duo’s always made a mark in films over the years.
Truly, this announcement of ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ two decades later, is one most exciting ways to celebrate this milestone for Excel Entertainment in collaboration with Tiger Baby, as the popular demand for another road trip chronicle turns into reality for the audience!