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Farhan Akhtar on response to Alia, Katrina, Priyanka’s Jee Le Zaraa: There’s space for stories about girls

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Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa starring Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif is one of the most anticipated upcoming Hindi films. The film based on a road trip of 3 girls brings together 3 female superstars of Bollywood. Farhan Akhtar also returns to direction with this film.

The big reveal of the film with Priyanka, Katrina and Alia went on to trend for days a few months ago. Now, in a recent interview Farhan Akhtar has opened up about the response to the announcement and the need for films about women.

Farhan said that he was ‘overjoyed’ by the response that Jee Le Zaraa is getting. Further, he added that the response to the announcement made him feel that there is space for such stories. He said, “I am overjoyed at the response to the announcement. It goes to show that there is space for stories about girls going out and doing their thing.” He further revealed that he plans to take begin production of Jee Le Zaraa by the latter part of 2022.

On making a film about 3 women, written by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, Farhan feels that films about women must be made as its important for a creative balance. He said, “Whether it’s a drama, comedy or thriller, [there should be] films made about women. That balance is healthy for the creative world. Where you have the male point of view, you also have the female point of view on things. Emotionally, the construct of the two is similar (on a certain plane) yet different. To see the world through women’s eyes is important in popular culture. The more we (embrace) it, the healthier it will be for society.”

The announcement of Jee Le Zaraa, came with a video featuring Alia, Katrina and Priyanka. It hinted at the girls going out together for a road trip. The film will be backed by Excel Entertainment and is expected to release in 2023.