'Excited about the remake of Coolie No. 1'

New Delhi: Actor Varun Dhawan is "uncontrollably excited" about the remake of Coolie No. 1, and says it is his new challenge.

Varun will be stepping into the shoes of veteran Govinda, who featured in the 1995 film, which was directed by Varun's father David Dhawan. David is on board to helm the remake as well.

"I feel honoured, grateful and uncontrollably excited to be a part of the remake! That's the next challenge that I'm ready to take up," Varun said.

Actor Sara Ali Khan will be filling in for Karishma Kapoor from the original. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the remake will release on May 1 next year.

The makers are not planning a scene-by-scene remake of Coolie No 1, Varun had told in an earlier interview. "When we do something like this the idea is that the essence has to be the same. But at the same time, the film is completely different.

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