In recent interview, talking about reprising Karishma’s role, Sara Ali Khan states how she felt the role. She says – “One is not trying to copy Karishma ma’am or trying to fill her shoes or anything like that because she is an institution in herself. While she is extremely inspiring, I wouldn’t dare to try to ape her because I wouldn’t be able to do so even if I tried very hard. So the only attempt here is to bring something of my own into this film. For me, it wasn’t as much about following in her footsteps as much as it was about performing under David sir’s guidance, chemistry with Varun, and things like that.”
Sara Ali Khan further adds – “As far as a passive or active character or screen time 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. Also I want to tell interesting stories and at the end of it. I want to do films like these that make you laugh. Now, if you are laughing because of Varun’s jokes or mine or Paresh sir’s, I don’t get bothered with that. You are watching my film and laughing. I am very satisfied with that.”
Coolie No. 1 is directed by David Dhawan. This movie stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Javed Jaffrey, Johnny Lever. It is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, and Deepshikha Deshmukh.