After Kalank, actor Varun Dhawan is going to start shooting for the remake of Govinda starrer Coolie No. 1 soon. The actor is gearing up to be directed by his father, David Dhawan, once again. In his latest interview with a news daily, Varun gave away something more than what you already know about the film. The actor revealed that while it’s a remake, there are differences. He said that this film is not going to be a copied version of the original as the team has made a lot of changes.
Varun was talking to Mid-Day about Kalank, his performance and working with the ensemble cast when he also mentioned how excited he is to be joining his dad on the remake of Coolie No. 1. Varun said that he is aware there are going to be comparisons since it’s a remake but that’s precisely the reason why he agreed to do the film besides the fact that it’s a ‘wholesome entertainer.’ The actor was quoted by the daily saying, “I have not seen such a wholesome entertainer in the last 15 years; so, I am doing it because I loved the screenplay. And being directed by dad is always great.” Varun further said, “The film is not a remake. It is an adaptation.”
While the team hasn’t officially announced it yet, the remake of Coolie No. 1 is likely to have Sara Ali Khan on board. The actor is currently busy shooting for Imtiaz Ali‘s film with Kartik Aaryan. However, the industry is abuzz with the strong rumours of her starring opposite Varun in the first film coming out of the Dhawan’s home production banner.
The original Coolie No. 1 features Kader Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Shakti Kapoor among others. The film was released in the year 1995 and was successful at the Box Office. It was the remake of 1991 Tamil film Chinna Mapillai. Govinda’s character in the film is a coolie by profession who falls in love with a rich man’s daughter (Karisma Kapoor). The father of the girl (Kader Khan) wants to marry her to a man who’s even richer. Therefore, Govinda lies to the girl and her father that he belongs to a rich family and even owns a grand villa at a posh area in the city. They get married and that’s when the confusions and embarrassment begin.