"The stars aligned and we decided to do it."
The shooting for Jee Le Zaraa is expected to begin in 2023, Priyanka Chopra confirmed to news media recently.
In an interview, Priyanka discussed her plans for her brand Anomaly and more. She also provided an update on Jee Le Zaraa.
Sharing a quick update, Priyanka told: “Hopefully, we start shooting next year.”
The film is one of the most anticipated films as it marks Priyanka Chopra’s return to the Hindi silver screen after the 2019 film, The Sky Is Pink.
It is a road trip film with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.
This makes the trio’s first on-screen collaboration together and is said to be about female friendships.
It is helmed by Farhan Akhtar, who will be returning to director’s chair after his last venture Don 2.
The film is written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti in collaboration, under the banner Excel Entertainment.
As per earlier reports, the film was put on the back burner with both Alia and Priyanka occupied with their commitments.
However, Priyanka rubbished all the news and said they would be shooting for the film next year.
However, she is not clear about the timeline yet.
Ever since the film was announced, fans have been eagerly waiting for an update about the film.
In 2021, which marked 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai, Farhan Akhtar announced his next directorial Jee Le Zaraa with Priyanka, Alia, and Katrina.
Earlier, in an interview, Priyanka Chopra also revealed how she called Alia and Katrina before anyone else came on board for the project as she wanted to do a Hindi film on the ‘terms of women’.
She said that her generation of actresses has opened the door for the next generation of actresses to be the faces on the posters, and to be able to sell movies.
She added: “So, I really wanted to bring together my friends and say let’s create a movie that will do well at the box office and it will be ours…
“So, the stars aligned and we decided to do it.”
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be soon starring in Amazon Prime Video’s web show Citadel.
The actress will also be seen in the film It’s All Coming Back to Me opposite Sam Heughan and Celine Dion.
After landing in Mumbai, the actress held an event to promote her hair brand, Anomaly.
She also visited Lucknow on November 7, 2022, to fulfil her UNICEF ambassador duty.
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She shared a video of herself as she stepped out for a field trip in Uttar Pradesh to see the work being done by UNICEF and its partners to end violence and discrimination against girls in the state.
Taking to Instagram, she posted a video of herself from inside a car as she visited various UNICEF centres.
She wrote: “Right now, I am in Lucknow, India with UNICEF. I am really looking forward to this field visit…
“I have spent a few of my childhood years at school in Lucknow, I have family and friends here.”
“And I am keen to understand how the needle has shifted for women and children in the state of Uttar Pradesh.”
She added: “I want to see first-hand how technology and innovation are making that shift at a (larger) scale.
“Across India, gender inequality results in unequal opportunities, and it is the girls that are most disadvantaged.”