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Coolie No 1 news on June 29: Fans want theatrical release of Varun Dhawan film

Excited about Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No 1? Follow this live blog for the latest news about the remake of the 1995 hit of the same name.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2020 8:55:00 am
varun dhawan sara ali khan coolie no 1 release Coolie No 1 stars Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles. (Photo: Sara Ali Khan/Instagram)

David Dhawan’s upcoming Coolie No. 1 is a remake of his own 1995 comedy film of the same name. While the original starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor, the remake features Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles.

The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rajpal Yadav and Johnny Lever in significant roles.

Coolie No 1 is produced by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment.

Talking about Coolie No 1, Varun Dhawan had earlier said, “Why I wanted to do this film is because when I watched Coolie No 1, I was so entertained. I had such a good time watching it. It is a family film. It is one of the funniest and most entertaining films I have ever watched. It has an amazing screenplay and starred brilliant actors. We are adapting it.”

Live Blog

Follow all the latest updates about Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No 1.

16:40 (IST)29 Jun 2020
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15:53 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Coolie No.1 writer Farhad Samji: It is really a fun film

Coolie No.1 writer Farhad Samji said the David Dhawan directorial is a "fun film."

“Coolie No 1 is a fairly easy film with no frills attached. The audiences know it’s a David Dhawan film with his son so they’ll come for the punches, the jokes, the character. We had to work that out. It’s a 25-year-old film so I’ve tried to modernise as much as I could. It’s an adaptation with a stellar cast. There are several fresh scenes and it’s really a fun film,” Farhad told PTI.

15:20 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Throwback video | Coolie No.1 wrap up party

In this throwback video, we see cast and crew of Coolie No.1 celebrating the wrap on the film.

15:01 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Will Coolie No.1 have coronavirus reference? David Dhawan answers

Coolie No.1 director David Dhawan quashed the rumours around the film having coronavirus references.

In a Bollywood Hungama report, Dhawan said, “Firstly, my film is complete and ready for release. Secondly Coolie No 1 is a comedy. And the Coronavirus is nothing to laugh about. It has taken millions of lives all over the world. As a filmmaker, I think it would be very irresponsible of me to slip in some reference to the virus just to give my film an added relevance."

14:40 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Have you seen this poster of Coolie No. 1?
14:19 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Fans want Coolie No.1 to release in theaters

@TheSidMathur tweeted, "I hope Coolie No.1 does not opt for a digital release."

"Not on OTT platform. Please release #coolieno1 in theater,"@Love_for_SarTik wrote on Twitter.

@officialsonu_sn shared on Twitter, "#VarunDhawan took wrong decision. CoolieNo1 should be a theatrical release."

13:58 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Coolie No.1 star cast

Besides Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, the David Dhawan film will also star Paresh Rawal, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever and Veere Di Wedding actor Shikha Talsania.

13:33 (IST)29 Jun 2020
'Much needed step for producers'

Trade analyst Rohitt Jaiswal tweeted, "Announcement of films starts from tomorrow, it got delayed due to obvious reason, happy for producers as they will cash their product, feeling bad for distributors/ exhibitors/ Cinema lovers, mixed feeling, but yes due to Covid it was a much needed step for producers"

13:16 (IST)29 Jun 2020
When Sara Ali Khan spoke about playing Malti in Coolie No 1

Actor Sara Ali Khan is stepping into the shoes of Karisma Kapoor for the Coolie No.1 remake, directed by David Dhawan. The actor told, "I cannot believe that I have got the opportunity to recreate the magic that Karisma Kapoor created on screen. I hope I can do justice to it."

12:51 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Coolie No 1 co-producer Jackky Bhagnani is back to work
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Finally! First day at work after more than 3 months. Such a good feeling. #showmustgoon #wearmask #sanitize #keepdistance #Socialdistancing #PrecautionsTaken #besmartbesafe

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Coolie No 1 co-producer Jackky Bhagnani is back to work after being at home for three months. Sharing photos on his Instagram, he wrote, "such a good feeling."

12:34 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Varun Dhawan to announce Coolie No 1 release?

Disney+ HostarVIP on Twitter announced that Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Abhishek Bachchan will come together for big announcements at 4:30 pm today.

Sara Ali Khan had earlier talked about doing justice to the role that Karisma Kapoor played in the original and also working with Varun. She said, "I cannot say much about my character but yes, there is a modern twist to it. Working with Varun has been a super blast. I cannot believe that I have got the opportunity to recreate the magic that Karisma Kapoor created on screen. I hope I can do justice to it."

The actor added, "Varun has insane energy level. He is an amazing co-star. He is so energetic that even if you are literally dying on the sets, you want to put the same energy into a scene otherwise you won’t stand out in that scene. His energy is contagious. His dance or his act, everything has so much vibe to it that you cannot help but get influenced."

Coolie No 1 was earlier scheduled to release on May 1, but the coronavirus outbreak threw a spanner in the works.