Remake of 'Coolie No. 1' a new film: David Dhawan
Filmmaker David Dhawan says the remake of "Coolie No. 1" is a new film, and will explore new zones.
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the remake will release on May 1 next year.
"After re-watching the original, I started working on the script. For six months, I wondered if I should make it or not," David Dhawan said in a statement.
"Finally, I decided to adapt it. It's actually a new film. I've worked on it for almost a year with the original writer Rumi Jaffery on the screenplay and Farhad Samji on the dialogue," he added.
"Ever since I saw 'Aankhen', I wanted to work with David Dhawan. And when I happened to meet him, I signed him for a film without knowing what it would be," Bhagnani said.
"Initially, he thought of me as a kid and one day, called me out of the blue to ask if I had seen the Tamil film 'Chinna Mapillai', and that we should remake it. Whatever I have learnt about films over the years is because of David Dhawan ji," he added.