Entertainment News Today, April 7: With the lockdown and the growing spread of the coronavirus pushing all film releases to a later date in the second half of the year, Varun Dhawan starrer Coolie No. 1 is also being delayed. A report in Mumbai Mirror suggests that the film which also features Sara Ali Khan has been pushed ahead and is ‘definitely not arriving in May’. The report adds that the producers of all big films are going to sit together to decide on the release dates of their films once the lockdown is over. Also Read - Kartik Aaryan’s 'Social Distancing' Monologue Gets Thumbs-up From Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Dhawan And Others
As mentioned in the report, Varun is going to be seen as a die-hard Mithun Chakraborty fan in Coolie No. 1. Even though it’s a remake of the Govinda starrer, the story of the film and the premise have been changed to match the contemporary audience. Varun’s character has also been modified and the new version includes mannerisms of Mithun da. A source close to the film revealed to the daily that the actor is good at mimicking the veteran actor in real life as well. In Coolie No. 1, he will be seen mimicking his ‘speech, mannerisms and pelvic movements.’ Also Read - Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan Share Hot BTS Pictures Post Coolie No 1 Wrap, Write Special Note For Each Other
The source was quoted saying, “Varun is a great mimic himself and his favourites are Mithun da, Akshay (Kumar) and Salman (Khan). He has done take-offs on them on public platforms. Of course, doing it on the big screen required multiple workshops and reading sessions.” Also Read - Sara Ali Khan-Varun Dhawan's Quirky Pictures Flood Internet as Coolie No. 1 Shoot Wraps up in Goa
Two songs from the original film – Bhel Puri and Husn Hai Suhana, have been retained in the new film. However, director David Dhawan has maintained that it’s a completely new film with nothing copied or similar to that of the original. Watch out!