Jee Le Zara


Farhan Akhtar is returning as a director after a niche of 10 years with Jee Le Zara.

The movie is kind of a remake or a sequel to Dil Chahta Hai, Jee Le Zara is a road trip movie starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt in the lead. Dil Chahta, starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, and Preity Zinta, came out 20 years ago.


The first film to be directed by Farhan Akhtar in 10 years


The first-look poster of the film was shared on Twitter by Farhan Akhtar, who wrote: “20 years after Dil Chahta Hai, here we are, back on the road again, with a new generation. Dil Chahta Hai revisited in #JeeLeZara… Farhan Akhtar and producer Ronnie Screwvala came together to make the film.

A first look poster was released by the film’s lead actor, Priyanka, on Twitter on July 20. “Welcome home, Akhilesh (Shinde) sir, to our spin on Dil Chahta Hai. #JeeLeZara,” the 35-year-old actor captioned the poster. The film’s lead actor and director confirmed the release date on Instagram.

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Chopra wrote that she wanted her next Bollywood film to be “different, cool, never been done before”. She wrote, “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.”

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Starring Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Alia Bhatt


For starters, the official synopsis of Jee Le Zara is as follows: “So here we are, on our way to the Big Apple, bags packed, hopefully, headed to NYC to shoot for Shonali Bose’s next project. For the last few months, we’ve been traveling up and down from Jodhpur to various corners of the country shooting for two major film projects, and then to New York to shoot this scene.

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Things have been pretty hectic, and it’s given us little time to take stock of what the past few years have brought us. It is in these quiet moments that we’ve spent together, making memories and filling our hearts with gratitude.

Jee Le Zara Story


Titled Jee Le Zaraa, the film will be produced by Reema Kagti-Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani, with Farhan occupying the director’s chair a decade after Don 2. Now, with feathers like Dil Chahta Hai and its successor Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara on their hat, it is safe to say that this safar film won’t be a suffer – like the several attempts to bring female friendships and road trips together have been. 

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The trio embarks on a journey and gets involved in various situations with a twist. On casting Alia and Katrina, the director said in a statement, “Alia’s Mumbai girl is very strong and feisty, whereas Katrina is a very sweet and soft-spoken girl, so they were the perfect cast for this film.


Trailer of the movie


Hindustan Times released the trailer of Jee Le Zara. Jee Le Zaraa is expected to release in the summer of 2023, this release date is estimated due to the movie commencing filming in September 2022. Therefore, this allows the space of a year for the production and release.

On 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai, Farhan Akhtar gave a gift to his fans by announcing his directorial titled Jee Le Zaraa, a road trip film featuring Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.

How did the story of Jee Le Zara came to be? In an interview with an entertainment website, Farhan Akhtar revealed the concept behind his debut directorial. “I’m always fascinated by those little incidental stories.

That’s how Dil Chahta Hai was inspired, about a lot of small stories that happened to us. The idea behind Jee Le Zara was that everybody has an idea in their head about the road trip that they want to have. And I’m not saying they are right, but there is something about the journey which is magical.

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jee le zaraa movie

In 2001, writer-director Farhan Akhtar’s maiden movie, Dil Chahta Hai cemented its position as a ‘fresh’ movie. The story of three boys driving from Mumbai to Goa, soon, catapulted to become an itinerary to follow. Ten years later, in 2011, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara created a similar uproar—this time, taking a trio of bachelors to Spain, instead. Fast forward another 10 years. In a viral announcement made on Instagram by Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Indian movie production house, Excel Movies, a new road trip movie is in the works: Jee Le Zaraa. 


Release date


The makers are planning a 2023 release for Jee Le Zara. A report in DNA claims, “The team is currently in the process of finalizing the rest of the cast and crew. Now, it’s on to the casting for the leading ladies.

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