Sara Ali Khan has seemingly taken over Bollywood with her two back to back smashes, Kedarnath and Simmba. Every other day, she is in the headlines for being cast in a new film with a big actor or a director. She couldn’t have asked for a better start to the career and obviously, she is working hard already to push it further.
Currently, she is trending because of her steaming chemistry with her next co-star Kartik Aaryan whom she is working with for Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal 2. The movie’s shooting begun a couple weeks ago and the duo was also spotted on the streets of Delhi.
Since a few months, rumors were rife that the makers of Coolie No. 1 remake are planning on zeroing down Sara for the lead role in the film with Varun Dhawan being cast already, but nothing was confirmed officially until now. The writer of the film, Farhad Samji stated confirming Sara’s part in the movie,
“It is a boon for any writer to work with a dedicated actor like Varun. I narrated the dialogue draft to him recently and he immediately asked me for a copy, so he could rehearse his lines even though there is still time for the film to go on the floors. I am looking forward to teaming up with Sara for the second time.”
This would be Samji’s second association with Sara as he earlier worked with her on Rohit Shetty’s Simmba. He also went on to clarify that the movie won’t be a sequel or a remake of 1995 Coolie No. 1 per se but an “adaption in a new format”.
Where Varun will replace Govinda’s crazy in the new movie, Sara will match up the craziness of Karishma Kapoor, and we believe she is perfect for the role, as after a long time we’ve come across someone who is as a goofball like her.
A source earlier had said,
“Varun and Sara will share screen space in the former’s first home production. It will be directed by David Dhawan, who had also helmed the original. This will be the first film to roll out under their banner The One Entertainment. The team wanted a new jodi for the comedy and the Dhawans felt Sara would be apt for it.”
Apparently, Sara was offered the movie much before her debut. The source further adds,
“They were in talks for some time and had approached her even before Kedarnath hit the marquee. The idea is to adapt the original and modernise it. The 23-year-old will step into Karisma’s shoes, but the makers are changing the character sketch a bit and making it even more prominent in the remake.”
Varun and Sara would be paired for the first time and it is always good to see a fresh pairing. About the movie going on floors and Sara and Varun’s upcoming projects, the informer said,
“He is almost done with Kalank and begins work on Remo D’souza’s dance film on January 22. He will wrap it up by April and plans to start work on Coolie No.1 around July. His and Sara’s bulk dates have been locked. The team is eyeing a festival release in the first half of 2020.”