Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan opened up on a comparison with Karisma Kapoor in Coolie No 1. Coolie No 1 is a remake of David Dhawan’s 1995 film that featured Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles with the same name. Varun Dhawan portrayed the role of Raju Coolie, while Sara Ali Khan played the role similar to Karisma Kapoor played in the 1995 film. You can also read out Coolie No 1 review. Even if you do not want to compare, the comparison will come automatically. Well, it is old wine in a new bottle. The 45th film of director David Dhawan Coolie No.1 released on an OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.
Sara Ali Khan opened up on the similarity of the character by Sara Ali Khan in the movie. She also told if she is trying to fill in the shoes of Karisma Kapoor.
“I think one is not trying to copy Karisma mam or fill in her shoes because she is an institution in herself. While she is extremely inspiring, I would not dare to try to ape her because I would not be able to do so, even if I tried very hard. The only attempt is to, kind of, try and bring to this film, something of my own. For me, it was not as much about following her footsteps, as it was about performing under David sir’s guidance, chemistry with Varun and things like that.”
Talking about the screentime in the movie, Sara Ali Khan added,
“As far as a passive or active character or screentime is concerned. For me, as an actor, it is exciting to be part of exciting films. I want to be able to do different genres of films. I want to tell interesting stories. In the end, I want to do films that make you laugh. I don’t care whether you laugh at my jokes, or Varun’s or Paresh’s. You are laughing, watching my film. That is what matters for me.”
Sara Ali Khan will be next seen in the movie opposite Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, and Nimrat Kaur in the movie Atrangi Re. The shooting is currently going on in Agra and it is directed by Aanand L Rai.