Last week a massive fire broke out on the sets of Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan starrer Coolie No. 1. Though there were no casualties, it is now being reported that some of the light equipment and part of the set and building material were damaged in the accident. The makers may have suffered a loss of a whopping Rs 2-2.5 crore.
The fire broke out at 1 am in the Filmistan Studio, Goregaon when the crew was shooting for the film. The fire brigade reached the spot on time but it took almost three hours to put out the fire. Thankfully, the makers had insured the film and the losses will be covered under the 125 crore insurance.
The film is being produced by Jackky Bhagnani and David Dhawan and is a remake of the 1995 Govinda starrer with the same title. The original film was also directed by David Dhawan. The remake will see Varun Dhawan in Govinda’s role, while Sara Ali Khan has been roped in to play the role of Karisma Kapoor from the original film.
Apart from Varun and Sara, Paresh Rawal, Johny Lever, Rajpal Yadav and Shikha Talsania will also be seen in the movie. The film will be released on May 1st, 2020.
This is not the first time that Varun has collaborated with his father David Dhawan for a movie. In 2014, the father-son duo produced Main Tera Hero and in 2017 they gave a massive hit with Judwaa 2.
Coolie No. 1 was also in the news recently for going plastic-free on the sets. In a tweet that Varun shared, he thanked his film’s entire cast and crew for the endeavour. They took the decision a few days after PM Narendra Modi urged people to avoid single-use plastic and encouraged them to use more jute and cloth bags.
Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great intiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/T5PWc4peRX— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 1, 2019
Even though the insurance will cover the losses, we do hope that they recover much more than the loss after its release.
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