Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa on halt as Priyanka Chopra disliked scripttext_fields
Farhan Akhtar’s film Jee Le Zaraa starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, which was announced in 2021, has been reportedly, put on hold due to date issues and creative differences between Akhtar and Priyanka.
Since the announcement, no major update has surfaced citing a delay. There have also been speculations that Katrina has backed out of the film causing major changes in the lead cast of the film.
In a recent interview with Variety, Farhan Akhtar opened up about the speculations around the delay of his film. He said that there have been issues with Priyanka’s date due to the Hollywood SAGA strike.
“We just have issues with dates, and the actor’s strike that’s happened has put Priyanka’s dates into a huge tizzy with what can happen and what can’t, so I’ve started genuinely believing that that film now has a destiny of its own. It’ll happen when it has to, we’ll see," he said in the interview.
However, contrary to his statement, a report by the Hindustan Times cites that Chopra didn’t like the script and said no to it.
“The truth is that Priyanka Chopra did not like the script and said no to it. She was supposed to come to India for her sister Parineeti Chopra’s wedding and at the same time sign the film’s contract. But things could not be taken ahead because there were creative differences,” says the report.
"When a film fails to happen as per the initial plan, it takes time for the director and also to envisage a new way and decide whether he or she wants to take forward that story or not. Any way it's a dated story now as it's already been delayed too much. It might take another two years for the film to go on floor. The makers need to ensure that the story remains relevant for that time," reports Hindustan Times.