Acclaimed filmmaker Farhan Akhtar seems to be encountering numerous hurdles in bringing his much-anticipated directorial venture, Jee Le Zaraa, to fruition. The project, which marks his return to the director’s chair after a hiatus of over 12 years, faced delays last year when Alia Bhatt announced her pregnancy. Presently, finalizing the schedules of the three lead actresses has become an increasingly arduous task. Thus, director Farhan Akhtar has decided to move on from Jee Le Zaraa and explore other possibilities.
Farhan Akhtar gives priority to Aamir Khan over Jee Le Zaraa? Deets inside
According to a report from Pinkvilla, Farhan Akhtar is currently engaged in discussions with Aamir Khan, who is taking a break from acting to focus on his production house. Aamir Khan Productions is backing the remake of the 2018 Spanish sports dramedy, Campeones (translated to English as Champions), originally directed by Javier Fesser.
Initially considering Salman Khan for the lead role in the remake, Aamir Khan’s pursuit of an actor has been hampered by date conflicts. Consequently, he has turned to his Dil Chahta Hai collaborator, Farhan Akhtar, expressing interest in him assuming the role. However, the casting for the film is yet to be finalized.
Although Farhan Akhtar is likely to return to directing after completing his acting commitments, it is unlikely to be with Jee Le Zaraa. Speculation suggests that he may helm Don 3, the highly anticipated third installment of the popular action thriller franchise. Shah Rukh Khan, who portrayed the iconic titular character in the first two films, reportedly opted out of reprising the role, leaving Ranveer Singh as the frontrunner to lead Don 3.
A source, quoted in the same report, said, “Farhan Akhtar is completely cooperating with the leads and not pressuring anybody. A call on the prospects of Jee Le Zaraa will be taken once all three leads have a common date of the shoot. There could be some changes in the casting as well.”
As for the three leading ladies, Alia Bhatt is gearing up for the release of Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani and her international debut in Heart of Stone. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is occupied with her Hollywood project, Head of State, while Katrina Kaif is preparing for the release of Tiger 3 and Merry Christmas.
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