The actor-filmmaker whose last directorial was Don 2 completes 20 years since his debut as a director with Dil Chahta Hai and is now returning to direction after 10 years
Dil Chahta Hai completes 20 years and with it the cult film’s director Farhan Akhtar also marks two decades since his debut as a filmmaker. And to celebrate the milestone, the actor-filmmaker has announced his return to direction. The last film that Farhan had helmed was Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don 2 in 2011. While his acting projects and productions had kept him busy, the filmmaker is back in the director’s chair after 10 years.
Farhan Akhtar took to his social media to make the exciting announcement. The filmmaker has announced a road trip movie Jee Le Zaraa that’s bringing together three top actresses – Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.
Alongside a video, Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “Did someone say road trip? Thrilled to announce my next film as director and what better day than 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai to do it. #JeeLeZaraa with @priyankachopra #KatrinaKaif @aliaa08 will commence filming in 2022 and I cannot wait to get this show on the road.”
A collaboration of Excel Entertainment with Zoya Akhtar’s Tiger Baby, the production marks the third movie after Dil Chahta Hai (that starred Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (starring Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin) that explores the genre of road movies. But while the earlier two were male centric, Jee Le Zaraa has the girls at the wheel. Written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Reema Kagti, the film is produced by Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.