Alia Bhatt, who has recently delivered another hit, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, directed by her mentor Karan Johar has signed another project with him. The actress will be seen in an action thriller titled Jigra, directed by Vasan Bala, who is known for his quirky films like Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and Monica, O My Darling. And interestingly the actress will also be producing the film along with Karan Johar under her banner, Eternal Sunshine Productions.
Jigra is said to be a prison break story, where Alia Bhatt will play one of the most challenging roles of her career. The film is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors this month. The film will be shot in various locations across India and abroad.
Jigra will mark the 13th collaboration between Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar, who have worked together in films like Student of the Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Raazi, Kalank, and others.
Jigra announcement teaser
The film announcement was made by Dharma Productions on their official social media channels, where they shared a teaser video featuring Alia Bhatt in a fierce avatar. The video also revealed that the film will release in cinemas on 27th September 2024, which happens to be Gandhi Jayanti weekend.
The video starts with a quote, “The paradox of courage is that one must be a little careless of life in order to keep it.”by GK Chesterton. The video then goes into showing Alia standing on a road with a voiceover, “Dekh dekh mujhe..meri rakhi pehenata hai na tu..tu mere protection mein hai..tujhe main kuch bhi hone nahi doongi”
The announcement teaser hints at a story where Alia Bhatt fights to keep her brother safe.
Alia Bhatt also recently made her Hollywood debut with Heart of Stone opposite Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. She also won National Award for actress in a leading role for her performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi.
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