New Delhi: The announcement of Farhan Akhtar’s film, Jee Le Zaraa, featuring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt, and Katrina Kaif, generated significant excitement in 2021. Fans eagerly anticipated its release. However, there have been limited updates since the announcement, and numerous reports have emerged pointing to possible delays caused by cast changes.
Farhan Aktar on Jee Le Zara
After much speculation, Farhan Akhtar addressed the delay in the movie Jee Le Zaraa and mentioned issues related to scheduling conflicts. He admitted that the actor’s strike had caused challenges with Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ availability, leading to uncertainty about the film’s production timeline. Akhtar expressed a belief that the movie has its own destiny and will be made when the time is right, as stated in an interview with Variety.
However, insiders have shared contradictory information about the actual reason for the delay. According to these sources, it was not the scheduling conflicts but rather Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ dissatisfaction with the script that led to a negative response. The source revealed that Chopra had planned to attend her sister Parineeti Chopra’s wedding in India and sign the contract for the film during that time. However, creative differences emerged, resulting in the project not moving forward as originally intended.
Furthermore, the source also revealed that the film has been put on hold. They explained that when a film fails to materialize according to the initial plan, it takes time for the director to reassess and determine whether they want to continue with the same story or not. Given the considerable delay already, the story may need to be reevaluated to ensure its relevance in the future. The source emphasized that directors and writers like Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar carefully consider these aspects.
As of the time of going to press, there has been no response from Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, or Zoya Akhtar regarding this matter.