Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan are teaming up for the first time in David Dhawan’s reboot of Coolie No 1. While Varun has stepped into the shoes of Govinda, Sara will play Karisma Kapoor's role in the film. The cast and crew began filming in Bangkok, Thailand on 7 August. And now as per the latest buzz, David Dhawan has found his villain in Vikas Verma. The actor has already worked with the father son duo. He had a cameo appearance in Judwaa 2 and now he is once again teaming up with the Dhawans.
Vikas has already started shooting for the film in Thailand. While taking to Hindustan Times, Vikas said, ''When David sir called me in March and told me he has a part [for me] in a film he was making. I was too excited to ask anything else, and it was enough he had remembered me. Also, I had no idea it was for Coolie No 1 remake. But finally, it’s happening.’’ He further added, “I had to beef up for the character. David sir wanted me to go bigger and sharper for the role as I play a baddie.''
He also admits that he enjoyed watching remakes, and shared, ''Well, I love remakes when they’re made well. Such films are iconic and when they get remade well, it refreshes the memory… But this one is not a proper remake; it’s a different storyline and has more masala in it.''
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Vikas also revealed that he is a huge fan of Varun Dahwan. “I am a huge fan of Varun. He is super cordial to his colleagues, cracks jokes and makes sure we all are together when we are on the set. The other actor I admire is Ranveer Singh. Both these actors have a very interesting career graph when it comes to their film choices. I loved Ranveer in Padmaavat (2018). His intense portrayal of Khilji is still etched in my mind.’’
Meanwhile, Coolie No 1, produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, is all set to release on May 1, 2020.