Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Varun Dhawan in Coolie No 1 remake, to begin shoot in August

Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan, who made her debut last year withAbhishek Kapoor’s box office dud Kedarnath and went ot feature in Rohit Shetty’s blockbuster featuring Ranveer Singh, is set to star in the remake of Coolie No 1 alongside Varun Dhawan, the makers announced Wednesday.

“It’s official… After 25 years David Dhawan and Vashu Bhagnani come back together to adapt their timeless comedy, Coolie No 1. The film starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan begins shoot this August,” a statement from the makers read.

There were speculations that the actor, who made her Bollywood debut with 2018’s Kedarnath”, would be playing the female lead opposite Varun Dhawan in the modern adaptation of the hit comedy.

The original, which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead, was directed by Varun’s father, filmmaker David Dhawan. David is returning to direct the new movie, which is produced by Vashu Bhagnani who also backed the 1995 film.

After Judwaa 2, the film marks David and Varun’s second collaboration.

While Varun’s latest release was Kalank, Sara was last seen in Simmba.