Farhan Akhtar returns to directing with ‘Jee Le Zaraa’

Hina MasoodWeb Editor

10th Aug, 2021. 11:30 am
Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar, an Indian filmmaker, musician, and actor, is making his directorial debut with the feature film “Jee Le Zaraa,” starring Bollywood A-listers Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt.

The film is set to begin production in September 2022. “It’s a road film, a slice-of-life film, with three women on the road,” says Akhtar to Variety.

Tiger Baby Productions is co-producing the film, which was written by Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, and Reema Kagti.

Excel Entertainment, one of India’s most successful production firms, celebrates its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, and is run by Akhtar and his business partner Ritesh Sidhwani.

Excel is now celebrating the success of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s boxing drama “Toofaan,” which stars Akhtar and is available on Amazon Prime Video, and has a full slate of projects in the works.

Aside from “Jee Le Zaraa,” the feature film slate includes Ravi Udyawar’s (“Mom”) action criminal thriller “Yudhra,” starring Siddhant Chaturvedi (“Gully Boy”) and Malavika Mohanan (“Master”), which begins filming in Portugal in September.

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