Sara Ali Khan is all geared up to be paired along Varun Dhawan in the Coolie No.1 remake which will be soon released by Amazon Prime Video. The 1995 original starred Karisma Kapoor and Govinda. The synopsis of this film is the same but modernized. Sara says, “Everything is kind of tweaked to make it more today.”
Written and directed by David Dhawan, Coolie No.1 is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a matchmaker, Jai Kishen who upon being insulted by Rosario, a rich businessman decides to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju, a Coolie, who poses to be a millionaire. They sense something fishy and Raju’s deceptions are discovered. In an attempt to cover it up, he cooks up a story of having a filthy rich twin. One lie leads to another and things start to go awry culminating in a comedy of errors.
Speaking of the the plot of the film, Sara Ali Khan says,“I’d urge people to watch the film with the honest intention with which it is told. There is a difference between what you say on Twitter, and what an entertaining comedy tries to say.”
She also mentions that although she may not be spontaneous like her superstar parents, Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan helped her a lot. “Varun helped me improve my comic timing. He is much more experienced in this genre.”
In an earlier interview she said, “We have tried to bring a freshness to the role. I enjoyed working with Varun, so it is that chemistry for me that’s is the film. Honestly, it was like a meal. Especially shooting for Ganesh (Acharya) sir’s songs with David (Dhawan) sir’s direction. It looked like a mela! It was really fun and I had a super blast. It really felt outstanding and all of us had a really good time. I really hope that kind of fun and energy got translated on screen because that would be amazing.”
With the film set to release very soon, both Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan have been busy promoting the remake. The trailer was launched virtually, which was awarded with praise from Bollywood and fans alike and many appreciated the fact that they will be able to relive the nostalgia from the first film.
Directed by David Dhawan, the Bollywood romantic comedy is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Jackky Bhagnani. Film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Jaaved Jaaferi and Johnny Lever.
Prime members across 200 countries and territories can stream the world premiere of Coolie No.1 starting December 25 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.