Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif are coming together for a movie. The three leading actresses in a movie is a casting coup of sorts and Farhan Akhtar is the one who managed it with his upcoming directorial, ‘Jee Le Zara’.
Priyanka Chopra has made a name for herself in Bollywood and in Hollywood. Her last Bollywood movie was the 2019 film, ‘The Sky is Pink. The actress recently said that be it Bollywood or Hollywood, in her experience, she has seen women standing up for women.
Global actress Priyanka Chopra has now opened up about why she chose this project and how she felt about working with her competition in the same movie.
In an interview with Deadline, as reported by HT, Priyanka called Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt, “two of the top actresses of the country”, and said, “The three of us decided we wanted to do a movie together and partner together to produce it. But the idea is, yes, it was very different when I started out. We were all pitted against each other, and our casting was very dependent on the lead actor of the movie, and it depends on who is the flavour at that time and that was a very unsettling feeling. It’s a really telling question because it really gave my career a very specific direction because of a specific uncomfortable feeling.”
She shared the mantra that worked for her and helped her make it big in her movie career, Priyanka said, “I took on many parts which were female driven. I took on movies that were solely on my shoulders because it was very uncomfortable to have to be the flavour of the season and then not get cast. So, it defines me taking on movies that didn’t necessarily always have the big male leads and it made my career very much my own.”
‘Jee Le Zara’ marks Farhan Akhtar’s return to direction. He will also be producing the movie along with Ritesh Sidhwani through their production house, Excel Entertainment. Tiger Baby production headed by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar will also be on board as producers. The movie has been co-written by Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.