Following the tremendous success of Good News, Akshay Kumar is teaming with filmmaker Raj Mehta on a new project, which is expected to be a suspense thriller produced by Karan Johar. Soon after, it was revealed that the film in question is an actual remake of the Malayalam smash Driving License, with Emraan Hashmi playing a pivotal role. We now know that the film in question will be produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran in collaboration with Karan Johar. With the upcoming film, the actor will make his Bollywood debut as a producer.
For those who don’t know, Prithviraj was the principal actor in the Malayalam film Driving License. A source close to the development told Pinkvilla, “While Akshay plays the role of a superstar in this edge of the seat drama, Emraan will be seen portraying the character of a cop, who happens to be a die-hard fan of the Khiladi. The film is an ego battle between the two powerful, which keeps the audience on the edge of their seat.”
“When Karan Johar made this proposal to the makers of Driving License, Prithviraj was keen to bankroll the project alongside KjO in Hindi. The two eventually decided to join hands on this star-studded project. Much like the original, Driving License in Hindi too will be produced by Prithviraj,” the source added. The script and screenplay have been locked, and according to our sources, tweaks have been made to make it more appealing to Hindi speakers.
Driving License will be released in January and will be shot over a 50-day period. It is Akshay and Emraan’s first collaboration.