Priyanka Chopra Jonas talks about her 'Jee Le Zaraa' co-stars Katrina Kaif & Alia Bhatt, calls them 'two of the top actresses in the country'
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif broke the internet in August last year as they announced their first film together titled Jee Le Zaraa. Directed by Farhan Akhtar, the film will have the girls finally go on a female road trip and celebrate the bond of sisterhood. Now, talking about Katrina and Alia, their co-star PeeCee has called them the two of the top actresses in the country.
Priyanka told Deadline in an interview, “The three of us decided we wanted to do a movie together and partner together to produce it. But the idea is, yes, it was very different when I started out. We were all pitted against each other, and our casting was very dependent on the lead actor of the movie, and it depends on who is the flavor at that time and that was a very unsettling feeling. It’s a really telling question because it really gave my career a very specific direction because of a specific uncomfortable feeling."
Sharing the mantra behind making it big in her film career, she said, “I took on many parts which were female driven. I took on movies that were solely on my shoulders because it was very uncomfortable to have to be the flavor of the season and then not get cast. So, it defines me taking on movies that didn’t necessarily always have the big male leads and it made my career very much my own.”
Jee Le Zaraa is written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar and Reema Kagti. It will be helmed by Farhan and produced under his and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production banner Excel Entertainment. The film will go on the floors in 2022 and will release in 2023.