Actor Varun Dhawan is "uncontrollably excited" about the remake of "Coolie No. 1", and says it is his new challenge. Varun will be stepping into the shoes of veteran Govinda, who featured in the 1995 film, which was directed by Varun's father David Dhawan. David is on board to helm the remake as well.
"I feel honoured, grateful and uncontrollably excited to be a part of the remake! That's the next challenge that I'm ready to take up," Varun told IANS.
Actress Sara Ali Khan will be filling in for Karishma Kapoor from the original. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the remake will release on May 1 next year.
What's keeping him busy at the moment?
"These days I am really busy at the sets of 'Street dancer 3D'. I'm super excited for it."
Apart from the film world, Varun, associated with Skybags, also featured in the "Always a Star" campaign.
On the association with the brand, he said: "I am thrilled to be associated with a brand like Skybags. The bag you carry is like an accessory; the style and the brand both are important to stay in vogue today! I enjoy being the brand ambassador as it helps me connect directly with the young audience."
Like the original, the new film will be directed by Varun’s dad David Dhawan and will be written by Farhad Samji.
While talking to Bollywood Hungama, Farhad Samji revealed interesting details about Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No. 1 remake. He said, “People who have seen Coolie No. 1 already know the basic plotline of the film, so we’re adapting that storyline. But there are some aspects in the story that if the movie is releasing in 2020 or 2021, then according to that the freshness required and the factor to get the audiences hooked, keeping logic in mind.”
“The thing about Coolie No. 1 is that it is a totally performance oriented film. Obviously, Govinda rocked the role and he was like a one man army. So as I was saying, when writing for Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, we have to keep their strengths and weaknesses in mind. So when I write for Varun Dhawan, I have to keep his strengths in mind as well. So there are times when we have to make changes in the scenes keeping the storyline in mind we try to put in more characters. We try to upgrade the story line by adding today’s generation’s aspects in mind. I think the casting also helps a lot, if you see Varun and Sara now, half your work is done there. The casting is not completed yet so we’re yet on the lookout for the third lead,” he added.
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