Varun Dhawan has established himself as an actor who can do all kinds of roles – be it comedy or serious. Earlier, when he did films like Main Tera Hero and Judwaa, he was compared to the 90s dancing star Govinda. Incidentally, both these movies were directed by dad David Dhawan who made some of his biggest hits with Govinda. Recently, there was news that David Dhawan would be remaking his 1995 blockbuster Coolie No. 1 with his son in the lead.
But here is news. For all we know, only the title of the new Dhawan and Dhawan collaboration would be the same as the Govinda hit. Everything else would be completely different. “How can it be the same? My original Coolie No.1 was made 24 years ago. That was a different era. Everything from clothes to the language to the morals have changed. What was unacceptable back then is acceptable now, and vice versa,” says David rationally.
Most importantly, the prolific director who has made a string of blockbusters with Govinda in the past, says his son can’t be cast in a Govinda part. “Varun is nothing like Govinda. Nobody is like Govinda. He was one of his kind. To even think of making Varun do a Govinda is asking for trouble.”
So here is what David has in mind. “We may take the core of the idea from the original and turn it completely around. One thing I can promise you. Even Govinda won’t be able to recognize Varun’s Coolie No. 1 as a descendant of the 1995 film.”
Varun will now be seen in Kalank co-starring Alia Bhatt, the period film releases next week.