Netflix has announced that Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s action-thriller Drive will release on the streaming platform.
This makes it Dharma Productions’ first film with Netflix after publicly announcing a collaboration with the platform.
The film, produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, was originally supposed to get a theatrical release last year.
However, it ended up being postponed, with an official teaser dropping in January for a June 2019 release. The production house has now decided to release it on Netflix instead.
Apart from the lead pair, Drive also stars the likes of Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Sapna Pabbi, Vikramjeet Virk and Vibha Chhibber.
Regarding the film’s shift to the streaming platform, Johar said in a statement: “Our vision for Drive was to make a film that elevates the genre of action-heist films.
“With nail-biting chases and action sequences, fronted by a spectacular cast, Drive combines the best of Bollywood storytelling with international production quality. I’m thrilled to partner Netflix once again in bringing this incredibly fun film to millions of fans of the action genre around the world.”
Srishti Behl Arya, Director – International Original Film, India, Netflix, stated: “At Netflix, we want to be a home for films across genres that delight our viewers in India and around the world.
“As we rapidly build our diverse film catalogue, we are excited to work on our first ever film with Dharma Productions and bring Drive to Netflix. It is a complete entertainer led by a brilliantly talented cast and crew and is filled with foot tapping music and pulse pounding action and drama. We can’t wait for our members globally to enjoy it.”
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