When Karan Johar announced that he had signed Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez to headline the first instalment of his action franchise Drive, fans were really on cloud nine because Dharma Productions is not usually known for producing high-octane action movies.
However, three years on and the film is yet to see the light of day. The project has faced several delays in the past and the latest we hear that producer Karan Johar is planning to scrap it forever.
“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,” a source in the know reveals.
According to reports, Karan Johar was not happy with the action sequences because they were not of high standard. However, that was not the only reason behind the film being delayed. There is more to this story than the public is made 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 is nothing ‘fast’ about the way the project has developed, although Karan Johar is certainly ‘furious’ at the end product,” the source adds.
Well, the fans of Karan Johar, Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez will be extremely disappointed after hearing this.