The first official trailer of Emraan Hashmi`s most anticipated new film, Selfiee, dropped today. The official Hindi remake of the 2019 Malayalam-language comedy drama of Driving License has Hashmi reprising the role of a motor inspector Omprakash Agarwal who`s tryst with his favourite superstar actor Vijay (Akshay Kumar) leads to a series of misunderstandings and complicated events.
The trailer, which opens with Kumar`s character walking away from a car explosion sequence on the sets of his film, features a voiceover by Hashmi explaining how it is a dream for him and his family to take a selfie with the country`s biggest star. As the trailer unfolds one cannot help but notice that even though Hashmi plays a simple government officer he lights up the screen with his presence and efforts to be as natural as possible.
Hashmi has pulled off what fans believe is one of his most sincere performances. The actor who spent most of last year filming as many as six projects is excited to do fresh roles at this phase of his life. Understandably so, both fans and critics are heaping praises on his performance.
`Driving Licence` featured Prithviraj Sukumaran as a superstar and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the role of a motor vehicle inspector. It was directed by Lal Jr. Driving License is based on a star who is known for his driving skills but loses his licence. Meanwhile, the Akshay-Emraan starrer is directed by Raj Mehta who had also worked with Akshay on `Good Newwz.` Besides Akshay and Emraan, the movie also stars Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha as the leading ladies of the film. It has been backed by Karan Johar`s Dharma Productions along with Akshay`s Cape of Good Films and Sukumaran’s Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames.
The film opens at cinemas on February 24.