With the announcement of Karan Johar producing the Hindi remake of the Hollywood hit film ‘Drive’ (2011), there was much excitement as to what the producer will come up with for this one. However, three years on and it seems the film of the same name, is nowhere near ready to release, and rumours have it that it may not happen at all.
Starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput, Deccan Chronicle reports a source revealing, “’Drive’ has just not shaped up well, it’s as simple as that. Karan Johar, being a kind-hearted producer, didn’t want the film to be announced as ‘shelved’ as this would damage director Tarun Mansukhani’s career.”
Reports suggested that the delay was due to the action sequences not being of a high standard, but it seems there’s more to this story than then public are lead to believe. “It was meant to be Bollywood’s own’ The Fast and the Furious’ (2001) with never-before-seen car chases that would give Indian audiences a new high. Sadly, there’s nothing ‘fast’ about the way the project has developed, although Karan Johar is certainly ‘furious’ at the end product,” the source went on to add.
Looks like Johar is holding on to everything he can to make this one work.
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