Ishaan Khatter to play male lead in Farhan Akhtar helmed Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt starrer “Jee Le Zaraa”

Ever since Farhan Akhtar declared Jee Le Zaraa in August last year with Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt starring the cast, there has been a lot of buzz around the movie. And now in a new media interaction, Alia ensured that the film will go on the floors next year. “IT’S HAPPENING!!…We will go on floors next year. Of course, we can not go on the floor this year (Indicating to her pregnancy). We ain’t letting that film go. We are fighting for it and we are all too excited about it. It’s going to be quite massive and we can’t wait,” the celeb told IANS.

However, according to new reports in Pinkvilla, makers Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti have casted in Ishaan Khatter to play the male lead in the movie. “It’s been a while since Ishaan came onboard for the project, and they are waiting for the right time to make the official announcement. It’s an important role. Meanwhile, full fledged pre-production work will start next year, closer to the filming date,” informs a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.

While declaring the project, Farhan penned on Instagram, “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.” This will be Ishaan’s succeeding project with Excel Entertainment after Gurmmeet Singh’s forthcoming horror-comedy, Phone Bhoot, which is now in the post-production stage. Other than the Dhadak actor, it also stars Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi in the lead roles.

Ishaan also has director Raja Menon’s Ronnie Screwvala backed Pippa with Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli in his kitty.