David Dhawan who is remaking his own 1990s’ hit Coolie No 1 with his son Varun in the lead is very clear that this new version of the story is an entirely new beast.
“I can’t be doing a faithful remake of the Govinda film. Firstly Varun is not similar to Govindaat all. Govinda was a legend in his own right with a style no one can copy.What Govinda and I did together in films like Haseena Maan Jayegi, Hero No 1 and Coolie No 1 cannot be repeated with any other hero,” saysDavid.
Not even with his own son Varun?
“Most of all not with Varun. He is a different actor from Govinda or for that matter SalmanKhan. When Varun did the remake of Judwaa he didn’t try to do what Salman did. No actor can do what Govinda or Salman can do. Varun in Coolie No.1 is as different from Govinda in the original as Varun was from Salman in the new Judwaa,” explains David.