Akshay Kumar is reuniting with his Good Newwz director, Raj Mehta, on the official remake of Prithviraj’s exciting Malayalam drama, Driving License. Emraan Hashmi plays a parallel lead in the film. And now we know that the Raj Mehta-directed film has been given the working title of Selfie.
“The concept of Driving Licence revolves around a cop and a superstar, with the former being a huge fan of the latter. The conflict elevates when the superstar misbehaves with the cop, and refuses to give him and his family a ‘selfie’. The team feels, Selfie is a perfect title to this edge of the seat comic drama and that’s what has prompted the team to tentatively address it as Selfie,” revealed a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.
For the uninformed, Selfie was also the working title of Oh My God 2. “When the Oh My God team was trying to figure out the legalities and other copyright aspects to take the franchise forward, the second title that they had registered was Selfie. However, the term had a different context here, suggesting a deeper look at the society and within oneself. When all the formalities were completed, the team finally went ahead with the title Oh My God 2,” the source added.
While Selfie is the current working title for this Raj Mehta’s film, it’s possible that they’ll stick with the original moniker, and a final decision will be made closer to the start of production. “It goes on floors in the month of January with Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi. The prep work is in progress at the moment,” the source informed.
Meanwhile, Akshay is finishing the shoot of Ram Setu and also promoting his much awaited film Sooryavanshi which is seet to release this Diwali 2021. He will then continue to go to Ujjain, where he will begin filming Oh My God 2 on November 23.