The set of "Coolie No 1" has gone plastic-free, and its lead actor Varun Dhawan has urged his peers to follow suit. Varun took to Twitter to say: "Thank u @honeybhagnani and @jackkybhagnani for making the sets of #CoolieNo1 plastic-free. I urge all my peers to do this." The cast, which also consists of Sara Ali Khan, and crew of the film have been given plastic-free sippers.
The actor also shared a photo from the set in which cast and crew can be seen posing with steel bottles. ''Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great initiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles. @PMOIndia,'' Varun captioned the image.
Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great intiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/T5PWc4peRX— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 1, 2019
Directed by David Dhawan, Coolie No 1 is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh. Deshmukh tweeted: "Going #Plasticfree on #CoolieNo1. One sip at a time - hope we inspire many #BeatPlasticPollution #StayHydrated. Thank you to the Coolie-est Team for making this happen."
Earlier in an interview with indianexpress.com, Varun Dhawan said that the movie is not a remake but an adaptation of the original, “Why I wanted to do this film is because when I watched Coolie No 1, I was so entertained. I had such a good time watching it. It is a family film. It is one of the funniest and most entertaining films I have ever watched. It has an amazing screenplay and starred brilliant actors. We are adapting it. It is not a remake,” Varun had said.
In an interview with IANS, David Dhawan said that he is working with some of his old team members to bring back the same charm. "After re-watching the original, I started working on the script. For six months, I wondered if I should make it or not. Finally, I decided to adapt it. It's actually a new film. I've worked on it for almost a year with the original writer Rumi Jaffery on the screenplay and Farhad Samji on the dialogue,'' he had said.
SARA tera birthday aaya, birthday ke din main tere liye poster laya! #rajukisara 🍭— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 12, 2019
#SaraAliKhan #DavidDhawan @vashubhagnani @jackkybhagnani @honeybhagnani @poojafilms #CoolieNo1Poster #1May2020 pic.twitter.com/1bM9IHFYom
Coolie No 1 remake is set to release on May 1, 2020.
(With IANS inputs)