Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan star in the new Coolie No 1.
Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan star in the new Coolie No 1.

Sara Ali Khan on ‘inevitable comparisons’ to Karisma Kapoor in Coolie No 1: ‘It is impossible to copy her’

Actor Sara Ali Khan, who will appear in the Coolie No 1 remake, has said that comparisons to Karisma Kapoor are inevitable, but that trying to copy her is not possible.
By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:28 PM IST

Actor Sara Ali Khan has said that it is ‘not possible’ to step into the shoes of Karisma Kapoor. Sara will appear as the female lead in the upcoming remake of Coolie No 1, opposite Varun Dhawan. The original film starred Govinda and Karisma in lead roles.

She said that she was ‘zero years old’ when the first film was released in 1995, and that she considers it a privilege to be able to work with director David Dhawan, who helmed both the original Coolie No 1, and the remake.

 

“She is an iconic star. She redefines the 90s for most audiences. So I don’t think I have even attempted to step into her shoes. Of course, it is a remake and comparisons are inevitable. Up until now I was so much more focussed bringing something new to the table. Everything is kind of tweaked to make it more today.”

She continued, “It’s been some years since then. Things have changed. I think instead of aping or trying to copy Karisma, which is impossible to do, we have tried to bring a freshness to the role. I enjoyed working with Varun, so it is that chemistry for me that’s in the film at opposed to trying to copy Karisma Kapoor because that wouldn’t be fun and wouldn’t be possible.”

Also read: Sara Ali Khan on getting less screen time in movies with Varun, Ranveer: ‘Aapki aukat nahin hoti to make such comparisons’

Coolie No 1 also stars Paresh Rawal, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rajpal Yadav, and Johnny Lever. The film is slated for a Christmas day release on Amazon Prime Video, after its theatrical release was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sara said that this is the ‘safest’ way to watch the film. “I don’t want grandmothers or young children to miss out on watching the film, or have a 50% occupancy (at a theatre). There’s nothing better than sitting at home on Christmas with your family and enjoying the film,” she had told PTI in an interview.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Disha Patani shared a dance video on Instagram.
Disha Patani shared a dance video on Instagram.

Disha Patani dances up a storm to Saweetie's Tap In. Watch video

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Disha Patani shared a video of herself performing a choreographed dance routine to Saweetie's Tap In. Watch it here.
Close
Sara Ali Khan is holidaying in the Maldives with Ibrahim and their mother, Amrita Singh.
Sara Ali Khan is holidaying in the Maldives with Ibrahim and their mother, Amrita Singh.

Sara drops appreciation post for 'bhaiya mere' Ibrahim, goes on bike ride

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:43 PM IST
  • Actor Sara Ali Khan shared a special appreciation post for her brother, Ibrahim. Check it out here.
Close
Actor Gurmeet Choudhary will see seen in horror film, The Wife.
Actor Gurmeet Choudhary will see seen in horror film, The Wife.

Gurmeet Choudhary’s 2021 plans: My goal is to do five films this year

By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Actor Gurmeet Choudhary says he wants to be more visible and needs to work back-to-back for his fans. He further adds that with OTT platforms, there’s a lot of scope.
Close
Renuka Shahane is working on a book, which is a tongue-in-cheek look at the life in the 80s and is writing two screenplays too. (Photo by Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Renuka Shahane is working on a book, which is a tongue-in-cheek look at the life in the 80s and is writing two screenplays too. (Photo by Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

Renuka Shahane: I want my women to talk about things not related to men or romance!

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:01 PM IST
She feels OTT platforms push the envelope contentwise, without thinking about the economic viability
Close
Be it Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor or Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, there are a number of fresh pairing on screen that film lovers are looking forward to.
Be it Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor or Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, there are a number of fresh pairing on screen that film lovers are looking forward to.

Fresh on-screen pairings in Bollywood to look out for in 2021

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:48 PM IST
From Ananya Panday-Vijay Deverakonda, Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar, Akshay Kumar-Manushi Chhillar to Mrunal Thakur-Shahid Kapoor, check out the fresh on-screen couples that would be seen on the big screen this year.
Close
Swara Bhasker has strong political opinions.
Swara Bhasker has strong political opinions.

Swara says she doesn't believe in ‘bullying' others into having a political view

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Swara Bhasker said that though she has strong political views, she believes in 'live and let live' and would not force someone else to have an opinion on things.
Close
Ali Fazal called Madam Chief Minister one of Richa Chadha's best performances till date,
Ali Fazal called Madam Chief Minister one of Richa Chadha's best performances till date,

Ali Fazal says Richa Chadha has ‘outdone’ herself in Madam Chief Minister

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:07 PM IST
Ali Fazal praised Richa Chadha's performance in Madam Chief Minister, calling it one of her best till date. See her reply.
Close
Mahesh Bhatt made a return to direction with Sadak 2.
Mahesh Bhatt made a return to direction with Sadak 2.

Mahesh Bhatt won't be involved in Vishesh Films' future, brother Mukesh says

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:17 PM IST
  • Vishesh Films will henceforth be run by Mukesh Bhatt's children. His brother, Mahesh Bhatt, has surrendered his position as Creative Consultant.
Close
The late Irrfan Khan's wife and son at a special screening, conducted in his honour at IFFI Goa.
The late Irrfan Khan's wife and son at a special screening, conducted in his honour at IFFI Goa.

Irrfan's wife gives stirring speech at IFFI: 'First time I've come out of home'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • Irrfan Khan's son and wife, Babil Khan and Sutapa Sikdar, attended a special screening in his honour at IFFI Goa. Sutapa delivered a stirring speech, Babil shared pictures.
Close
Richa Chadha in Madam Chief Minister.
Richa Chadha in Madam Chief Minister.

Richa Chadha says anger over Madam Chief Minister is misdirected

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Richa Chadha said that the anger over Madam Chief Minister, while understandable, is misdirected. The film is at the centre of a controversy for its representation of the Dalit community.
Close
Priyanka Chopra made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Priyanka Chopra made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Priyanka talks about VP Kamala Harris on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:21 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra had the perfect answer when Stephen Colbert asked her to share her thoughts on Kamala Harris becoming the first female vice president of the United States.
Close
Salman Khan with niece Ayat.
Salman Khan with niece Ayat.

Salman Khan dances with niece Ayat on Antim set, watch adorable video

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Arpita Khan shared an adorable video of her daughter, Ayat, dancing with Salman Khan. Watch it here.
Close
Ranjeet played villain roles in most of his films.
Ranjeet played villain roles in most of his films.

Ranjeet says he was kicked out of his home after debut film. This is why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Veteran actor Ranjeet, who is known for playing villainious roles, said that he was thrown out of his house after the release of his debut film Sharmeelee.
Close
Shah Rukh Khan has posted on importance of colour pink.
Shah Rukh Khan has posted on importance of colour pink.

Shah Rukh shares cryptic post about the colour 'pink'; is this his Pathan look?

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:45 PM IST
  • Shah Rukh Khan has shared a new social media post, about how the world can be made a better place. But is this his Pathan look?
Close
Sara Ali Khan in Maldives.
Sara Ali Khan in Maldives.

Sara Ali Khan does aerial yoga even during her holiday in Maldives, watch

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Sara Ali Khan, her mother Amrita Singh and her younger brother Ibrahim Ali Khan are on a holiday in Maldives.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP