Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Drive which was supposed to release at the theatres was later released on the OTT platform after numerous delays in the release date of the film. The decision of releasing Drive on Netflix rather than at a theatre had disappointed Rajput. According to Pinkvilla, as SSR was upset with the numerous delays in the release date of Drive, he didn’t even promote his film on his social media handle as he completely lost interest in the film.
However, looking at the situation and response towards Drive, he decided to add a clause mentioning that he is not comfortable with a film, that's made for theatres, being released online, if the makers are planning to do it, they should be informed beforehand. Not only Sushant, but even Saif Ali Khan also added the same clause in his contract due to his last released film, Laal Kaptaan. The actor was not happy with how the film was planned out, resulting in a disaster at the box-office.
A source was quoted by the tabloid, "Both of them have now added a contractual pointer that they aren't comfortable with a film, that's made for theatres, being released online. If there's remotely a plan to do something on the web, they want it all mentioned beforehand, which is also fair. Saif, too, faced a lot of back and forth on his last release Lal Kaptaan and although it eventually released in plexes, he was disappointed with the way it all panned out." Well, now that they have been pretty clear about what they want to do for their films, we wonder what the filmmakers have to say about that.
Meanwhile, talking about Drive, the film failed to impress not only the critics but the audience also. Coincidentally, Laal Kaptaan had the same fate and the result was pretty bad at the box-office. On the work front, Sushant will be next in the official remake of Fault In Our Stars which will be titled as Dil Bechara in the Hindi version while Saif has Tandav whose shooting is currently happening in Delhi and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior with Ajay Devgn.
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