The Dhawans are reuniting for the third time, and the collaboration is for the remake of arguably David Dhawan's most popular film, ‘Coolie No 1’. Varun Dhawan will be romancing current sensation Sara Ali Khan in the movie.
Speculation has been rife about the Varun-Sara pairing in the remake of the Govinda-Karisma Kapoor starrer family comedy for some time now, and the news was finally confirmed by the writer of the movie, Farhad Samji, who took to Instagram to share a snap with the father-son duo.
Farhad, apart from replacing Sajid Khan as ‘Housefull 4’ director, is one half of the Sajid-Farhad writer duo, who have written all of Rohit Shetty’s films and had directed ‘Housefull 3’.
In a recent interview, Farhad revealed that he discussed the dialogue draft with Varun, and the actor was keen to get a copy of it though there is time for the movie to go on floors. The writer-director also stated he’s excited to collaborate with Sara again after ‘Simmba’ on which he was among the writers.
He also clarified it’s neither a remake or a sequel, but more of a adaptation based on current times. Farhad also revealed the movie will be mounted on a grand scale with humour in abundance and larger-than-life songs.
Farhad credited David for his big break for taking him as a lyricist for a song in ‘Hum Kisise Kum Nahin’ and revealed that the director was searching for the perfect script to helm. Not just 'Coolie No 1', they had discussed several other ideas as well before finalising this movie.
The success of ‘Coolie No 1’ had led to numerous ‘No 1’ films for Govinda and David like ‘ Hero 1’, ‘Jodi No 1’ and even some they did without each other like ‘Aunty No 1, 'Biwi No 1', 'Shaadi No 1' among others.
This development also comes after Salman Khan-starrer ‘Judwaa’ was remade by the Dhawans in 2017 and was a big success. Incidentally, both the movies starred Karisma.
Sara, meanwhile, is working on Imtiaz Ali and even that movie is set to be a remake-adaptation, ‘Love Aaj Kal 2.’
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