Entertainment / Varun Dhawan on Coolie No 1 remake: That's the next challenge I'm ready to take up

India Today : May 06, 2019, 06:02 PM

Filmmaker David Dhawan is all set to remake his 1995 hit Coolie No 1. While the original featured Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles, the new version will have Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan stepping into their shoes.

Varun is delighted to be a part of the Coolie No 1 remake and is looking at it as his "next challenge". He told IANS, "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."

The makers are not planning a scene-by-scene remake of Coolie No 1, Varun had told PTI in an earlier interview. "When we do something like this the idea is that the essence has to be the same. But at the same time, the film is completely different. It is not a remake, it is an adaptation. But the title is the same," he had said.

Incidentally, Varun plans to venture into production soon and will be involved in every aspect of the remake of Coolie No 1 as it is home production. "Whenever I do a film with my brother or dad, I am hands-on," he had earlier told a newspaper.

"Coolie No 1 is from my own production house so I am involved thoroughly with the film. Karan (Johar) has taught us that we have to be involved in every facet and he says we are responsible for everything. I have learnt a lot from Karan," he had said.

Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the Coolie No 1 remake is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 1, 2020.