Bollywood sensation Alia Bhatt, known for her versatility and acting, has sent shockwaves through the industry with her latest announcement. The star recently took to social media to unveil her next cinematic venture, ‘Jigra,’ promising an adrenaline-packed rollercoaster for movie enthusiasts. What’s more, Alia is not just the lead in this action-packed extravaganza; she’s also donning the producer’s hat once again.
Directed by the exceptionally talented Vasan Bala, renowned for his work on ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota,’ ‘Jigra’ marks Alia’s second stint as a producer, following her 2022 hit, ‘Darlings.’ But what makes this announcement even more exhilarating is the fact that she’s joined forces with none other than the maestro of filmmaking himself, Karan Johar. This collaboration will see Karan Johar, a name synonymous with Bollywood, venture into the action genre for the very first time under his banner, Dharma Movies.
The first glimpse of ‘Jigra’ arrived in the form of a motion poster, featuring an animated Alia standing amidst a rain-soaked road, her head bowed in contemplation. A poignant voiceover in the background hints at the heart of the story, uttering the words, “Dekh, dekh mujhe. Meri rakhi pehenta hai na tu, tu meri protection mein hai. Tujhe main kuch nahi hone dungi, kabhi bhi.” (Look at me, you are wearing my rakhi, you are in my protection. I will not let anything happen to you, ever).
In her heartfelt caption, Alia shared her excitement and apprehension about stepping into the producer’s shoes once again. She expressed, “Presenting #Jigra, directed by the extremely talented @vasanbala and produced by @dharmamovies & @eternalsunshineproduction. From debuting in a Dharma production to now producing a film with them, in many ways, it feels like coming full circle from where I started. Every day is a different day… exciting, challenging (and a little scary)… not just as an actor but also as a producer as we bring this film to life, and I CANNOT wait to share more as we move forward. JIGRA – in cinemas on 27th September 2024.”
The narration within the motion poster hints at ‘Jigra’ being a poignant tale centered around the bond between a brother and sister, adding an emotional dimension to the high-octane action.
Karan Johar, who last paired with Alia in the directorial venture ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,’ also shared the motion poster and wrote in the caption, “The return of…my #Jigra, @aliaabhatt once again on this exceptional story helmed by @vasanbala. A story of unbreakable love & unshakable courage! JIGRA – in cinemas on 27th September 2024.”
This venture into the action genre marks a significant milestone for Alia Bhatt, as she steps into uncharted territory in Bollywood. Her recent foray into Hollywood with ‘Heart of Stone,’ where she played a negative role alongside Gal Gadot, has only heightened the anticipation surrounding her upcoming Bollywood action spectacle, ‘Jigra.’
With Alia Bhatt at the helm and Karan Johar by her side, ‘Jigra’ promises to be a game-changer and a must-watch for all cinephiles. Mark your calendars for September 27, 2024, when this thrilling cinematic experience hits the silver screen.
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