Jee Le Zaraa movie starring Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas has encountered a setback with an unexpected delay and the potential departure of Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Let’s take a look at the reasons for the delay.
The movie was announced two years ago via the Instagram of actresses Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The film is set to be directed by Farhan Akhtar and its plot is centred around three female friends who go on a road trip and bond with each other as they deal with all that life throws their way.
Since the film was announced, the internet has been buzzing with fans of all three actresses eagerly waiting for the film. The film is expected to be a hit due to its cast composed of Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Katrina Kaif. As these three actresses are well-established in the Bollywood industry, they have a huge fan base that made the announcement of the film viral. The three actresses are known for their versatile roles and as the most highly sought-after and prominent actresses of Bollywood currently.
Moreover, the delay of the film has been stated by filmmakers to be due to significant difficulties in the production caused by scheduling conflicts Although no confirmation has been given to tabloids from the actors or the director, sources have also revealed that the real cause of the movie’s current postponement may be due to Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s concerns with the script.
Reasons for Jee Le Zaraa late release
In an interview with Variety, filmmaker Farhan Akhtar commented on the delay of the film attributing it to scheduling conflicts due to the unavailability of dates of actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas. This could be due to prior work commitments of her which was also stated as a reason by the actress’s mother for her absence from her cousin Parineeti Chopra’s wedding. The unavailability of dates can also be due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.
Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar further went on to say that he believes that the film, Jee Le Zaraa has taken on its own destiny and has told viewers that he too is unaware of the progression of the film and fans will have to just wait and see how it unfolds. A fresh explanation for the hiatus of Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt’s project, Jee Le Zaraa, is also revealed in a recent story by Hindustan Times.
The fact that is said to be true is that Priyanka Chopra refused the script as she did not take a liking to it, according to a person close to the source. The deal for the film was scheduled to be signed during the actress’s visit to her cousin’s wedding. However, because of creative differences, things could not be advanced.
The film is expected to be delayed further due to possible cast changes. The source that revealed the aforementioned information has also stated that as filmmakers Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar wish to make a film relevant to its time and the context of said time, the film could see a delay of two more years. It is a must for the storyline to be current and accurate to the time that the film is released.
This may call for a fresh approach to determine the trajectory of the film’s plot. As the film is not going as it was planned initially, a delay may be inevitable. It’s safe to say that this delay and unexpected roadblock in the making of the film is sure to disappoint fans all across the world. It is unknown how fans may react to the movie with the potential and rumoured departure of Priyanka Chopra. Although there were rumours that Priyanka Chopra would be replaced by Anushka Sharma, however, those rumours were shut down by friends of the filmmakers.