‘Coolie No 1’ adaptation: Johny Lever to reprise THIS character’s role in Varun Dhawan starrer

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David Dhawan is teaming up with son Varun Dhawan for the adaptation of his 1995 hit Govinda and Karisma Kapoor starrer ‘Coolie No 1’. The movie will also feature Sara Ali Khan in the lead role and she will be reprising the role of Karisma Kapoor, while Varun will fill in the shoes of Govinda. Paresh Rawal will be stepping into Kader Khan’s role to play the heroine’s father.

In the recent development, David has roped in the great comedian Johny Lever for his adaptation. The veteran actor will be reprising Tiku Talsania’s role as an inspector from the original. On being a part of this adaptation, Johny told Mumbai Mirror, “I’ve worked with David in many films, including ‘ Deewana Mastana’, ‘ Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge’ and  ‘Judwaa 2’. It’s great to team up with him again, he has a good understanding of comedy and we have been in sync since the ’90s. It’s a wonderful role.

Johny even expressed that he is looking forward to working with Varun Dhawan calling him a “super actor”.

Earlier, talking about this project, Varun had told India TV, “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 is required and the factor to get the audiences hooked, keeping logic in mind.

In August, the film will be going on floors in Bangkok and is slated to release on May 1, 2020.

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