Sara Ali Khan is set to star in the modern version of "Coolie No 1", the makers announced Wednesday. There were speculations that the actor, who made her Bollywood debut with 2018's "Kedarnath", would be playing the female lead opposite Varun Dhawan in the modern adaptation of the hit comedy.
The original, which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead, was directed by Varun's father, filmmaker David Dhawan.
David is returning to direct the new movie, which is produced by Vashu Bhagnani who also backed the 1995 film.
"It's official... After 25 years David Dhawan and Vashu Bhagnani come back together to adapt their timeless comedy, 'Coolie No 1'. The film starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan begins shoot this August," a statement from the makers read.
After "Judwaa 2", the film marks David and Varun's second collaboration.
Talking about the original movie, the same starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. And it was directed by Varun’s father and filmmaker David Dhawan. Vashu Bhagnani had bankrolled the 1995 film as well.
In an interview with Filmfare, Varun commented on the comparison, he said, “It is not a remake. The film is an adaptation, while the screenplay remains the same. We are changing a lot of things, and it will be different from the original. 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. I am aware that there will be comparisons, that is why I have taken it up.”
While Varun's latest release was "Kalank", Sara was last seen in "Simmba".
(With PTI Inputs)
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