- Farhan Akhtar to sit on the director’s chair yet again with new project “Jee Le Zaraa”
- Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif And Priyanka Chopra Jonas will feature in the lead role
- The last movie Farhan Akhtar directed was Don 2, more than 10 years ago
After more than 10 years of his last venture Don 2, Farhan Akhtar will return to the director’s chair with his new project titled “Jee Le Zaraa” and will feature Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif And Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the lead.
The road trip movie will be co-written by Farhan along with sister Zoya and Reema Kagti and co-produced by their companies Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Films. Jee Le Zaraa is scheduled for release in 2023.
Did someone say road trip?— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 10, 2021
Thrilled to announce my next film as director and what better day than 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai to do it. #JeeLeZaraa with @priyankachopra #KatrinaKaif @aliaa08 will commence filming in 2022 and I cannot wait to get this show on the road. 😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ycg5tRnEeF
As movie theatres across the country gradually reopen albeit with limited capacity, the Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movie industries are fast announcing new projects in signs of returning to work and making films for theatrical exhibition.
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Telugu superstars like Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, Mahesh Babu and Jr. NTR have all announced new projects whereas Tamil superstars like Vijay and Dhanush have also committed to upcoming films, Beast and an untitled venture with director Sekhar Kammula, respectively.
In the Bollywood industry, Ajay Devgn has said he is going to produce the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit movie Naandhi while Kartik Aaryan has signed a film titled Captain India with Ronnie Screwvala and a musical love story which will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Trade experts have said these could be taken as signs that the industry is looking at theatrical releases seriously, especially in 2022, when improving consumer sentiment and vaccinated audiences will make for good returns for movies that are ready by then.
Making the assumption that people take around three to four months to feel fully safe in visiting theatres even after they open across the country, the film business in India could see a jump of at least 20% in revenue compared to 2019 once things normalize, said trade experts.
Audiences are hungry to step out to watch films. The trend has already been seen overseas with action flick Fast & Furious 9 setting the cash registers ringing as it collected around $63 million over its three-day weekend in the US.