Actor Varun Dhawan who is set to star in the upcoming Coolie No 1 remake with Sara Ali Khan has said that as many as three male actors had warned him against working with the actress.

Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan visited the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show to promote their new movie. In a promo video for the episode, Dhawan can be seen saying that actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal and Kartik Aaryan had the same thing to say about Khan.

Inke saath kam kar raha tha toh mujhe Ayushmann, Kartik, Vicky Kaushal, sabne message kiya tha (Ayushmann, Kartik, Vicky Kaushal all warned me about working with her),” Varun Dhawan said, to which Sara Ali Khan responded: “Kya bola tha (What did they say)?”

Ki bachke rehna (To beware of you),” Dhawan replied.

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Khan made her debut in director Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath, opposite the late Sushant Singh Rajput and while the film wasn’t commercially successful, multiple critics applauded Khan’s acting skills and stated that hers was the debut of the year. Khan went on to star in Simmba and Love Aaj Kal, the latter of which was a major box office disappointment. The actress is currently filming for Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, opposite Akshay Kumar and Dhanush.

Her next film, Coolie No 1 is a remake of David Dhawan’s 1995 hit of the same name. The original film starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. While the film was a success at that time, many have suggested that the movie has a problematic storyline but Khan has defended the plot and said that the remake should be viewed with an “open mind”.

“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. If everybody [expects] everything to be politically correct, any scope of humour in our lives will be [lost]. Of course, you can’t be demeaning. Govinda sir duping Karisma to make her believe that he is not a coolie, is funny. It’s not about him cheating. Ultimately, he falls in love with her, and that’s what most of us look forward to in life,” she told Mid-Day.

Coolie No 1 also stars Paresh Rawal, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rajpal Yadav, and Johnny Lever.

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