Coolie No. 1, the cult 90s film that one can watch numerous times because of the killer screen pair and songs which set feet tapping, has been given a modern makeover. Director David Dhawan shares his thoughts behind the remake.
“It’s a film I made 25 years ago. I had no idea then of doing a remake. But I wanted to do something with Varun, and was thinking about that. It was the first film that Vashu and I had done. Vashuji said let’s do this film. So that’s how the idea came,” he said.
Although initially reluctant, gradually Varun began to be convinced about doing a remake, said his father. While noting that because one of the best actors had played the title role, it was a very difficult film for Varun to do, David however, said “there’s no comparison between Govinda and Varun.” Talking about the script, the director said, “When I started to work on the script, I had to redo everything.”
The makers released peppy tracks back-to-back — first Teri Bhabhi followed by Husn Hai Suhana — which have made it to party playlists once again.