Also starring Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha, the movie is the Hindi remake of the Malayalam movie, Driving License.
Last Updated: 06.23 AM, Aug 03, 2022
Bollywood has been releasing one remake after the other and there are a whole lot more of those in the making. Another big Hindi remake that is in the works is Selfiee starring Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi in the lead. The latest reports about the movie, which is the remake of the Malayalam hit Driving License, is that the actors will return to the sets to film a special song.
According to a report by Mid-Day, the movie’s makers are preparing to shoot a peppy track with the lead actors, even after Akshay has already wrapped up his portions of the remake. “A massive set is being built in Royal Palms for the quirky number,” a source told the publication while also adding that the filming could take place in mid-August.
Driving License, written by the late Sachy and directed by Lal Jr., came out in 2019. Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead, the Malayalam movie was a big hit following its release. The comedy drama revolves around the rivalry of a Motor Vehicle Inspector and a superstar.
The Hindi remake is helmed by Raj Mehta and also stars Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha in important roles. While Akshay Kumar steps into Prithviraj’s role as the famous superstar, Hashmi will play the role of the RTO officer essayed by Suraj.
Mehta had talked about the remake in a previous interview, stating that he has adapted the Hindi version in his own way and that the movie will be his interpretation.
While Akshay Kumar has had two consecutive duds this year with Bachchhan Paandey and Samrat Prithviraj, Emraan was last seen in Dybbuk, which was the remake of the Malayalam movie Ezra.