Actress Sara Ali Khan, the daughter of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, may not yet match up to the spontaneity of her talented parents but she is feeling fairly confident about her comic timing for her first major comedy role in the upcoming Bollywood release ‘Coolie No. 1’ for Christmas.
“Varun helped me improve my comic timing. He is much more experienced in this genre," said Khan, as she revealed she was very excited about her pairing with co-star Varun Dhawan for the remake of the original of the same name. The 1995 version starred actors Karisma Kapoor and Govinda, in which the latter pretends to be a wealthy man to woo the girl he loves.
Khan added: “I’d urge people to watch the film with the honest intention with which it is told. There is a difference between what you say on Twitter, and what an entertaining comedy tries to say.”
With the film set for release soon, both Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan have been it across social media platforms. The launched virtually has attracted some praise from the Bollywood fraternity and fans, with many excited about reliving the nostalgia of the first film which was a box-office success.
The songs including ‘’ and ‘Husn Hai Suhana’ have been making waves, with fans enjoying the modern twist to the previous version of the latter.
Directed by David Dhawan, the Bollywood romantic comedy is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Jackky Bhagnani and also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Jaaved Jaaferi and Johnny Lever. Amazon Prime members across 200 countries and territories can stream the world premiere of ‘Coolie No.1’ from December 25.
The romantic comedy tells the story of a matchmaker, Jai Kishen, who upon being insulted by Rosario, a rich businessman, decides to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju, a “coolie” who poses as a millionaire. They sense something fishy and Raju's deceptions are discovered. In an attempt to cover it up, he cooks up a story of having a wealthy twin. One lie leads to another and things start to go awry, culminating in a comedy of errors.