Farhan Akhtar's 'Jee Le Zaara' is one of the most anticipated films. However, according to latest reports, Katrina Kaif has backed out of the ambitious movie after Priyanka Chopra’s reported departure from the film. Though there’s been no official confirmation regarding Katrina’s exit, a new report has suggested that the actress has opted out of the movie.
While quoting some key sources, Filmfare reports stated that Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Katrina Kaif have reportedly walked out of the film and there are talks of Anushka Sharma and Kiara Advani now being considered for the film.
When Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa was announced, it had everyone excited owing to its stellar cast of Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra. Netizens were stoked to see another road-trip film like Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara but with a women-centric cast. However, it was recently reported that Farhan Akhtar delayed the project.
A report in Bollywood Hungama also stated that due to lack of coinciding dates from the stars, the film had to be put on the backburner. “Priyanka Chopra was not able to commit the dates to shoot in 2023 due to her Hollywood commitments and asked Farhan if they could shoot for Jee Le Zaraa in 2024. While Farhan was fine with it, Alia Bhatt is already committed to shooting for Ramayana and Baiju Bawra in 2024. Given that the two films are going to be taxing, she couldn’t align her date for next year. When nothing fell in place, Farhan decided to delay the film until the right time," the source claimed
According to sources close to the development, it is also said that the following the digital success of Citadel, Amazon Prime decided to renew the series for a second season. "Priyanka had to make a choice between Citadel 2 and Jee Le Zara as both the projects were expected to be shot in the same time frame. After contemplating all aspects, she picked Citadel 2.0 over Jee Le Zara," revealed a source close to the development to Bollywood Hungama.
The actress will now get into the prep mode of Citadel 2 and take the series on floors later this year for a late 2024 premiere on the digital world. So what happens to Jee Le Zara? "Well, it's indefinitely put on hold for now" the source further revealed.
Farhan is meanwhile focusing on his acting commitment with Champions and will soon follow it up with his directorial, Don 3, starring Ranveer Singh.