Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer coolie No. 1 was released on Amazon Prime on december 25 last year.
Varun Dhawan ended the year 2020 with the release of his highly awaited film, Coolie No. 1. While the Rom-Com has had mixed reactions from the audience, the actor was paid big bucks for this Govinda – Karisma Kapoor remake.
Bollywood Hungama quated source saying, “Varun Dhawan has had a good career graph. With the past couple of films and an array of line-up in the pipeline, he’s in demand. But, there was a lot of anticipation from Coolie No. 1. The film got a deal on Amazon Prime Video after theatres were shut down during the lockdown. With this film, the actor’s paycheck got bigger than ever. The actor was reportedly paid Rs. 25 crores for Coolie No. 1. This has been his highest remuneration for any film so far.”
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The source adds, “David Dhawan, who originally helmed the Govinda – Karisma Kapoor Khan starrer in 1995, directed the remake of his directorial with Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, 15 years later. He was reportedly paid Rs. 15 crores for the project.”
“Rohit Dhawan, who was the associate director of Coolie No. 1, was paid Rs. 7 crores. All in all, the Dhawan family raked in nearly Rs. 50 crores for this project.”
Varun Dhawan, the massy actor of Bollywood, recently spoke about his marriage plans with childhood sweetheart Natasha Dalal. Talking about it, the October actor told Filmfare Magzine, “Everyone is talking about this (his marriage) for the last two years. There is nothing concrete right now. There is so much uncertainty in the world right now, but if things settle down (COVID and its impact), then maybe this year. I mean… I am planning for it definitely soon. But let there be more certainty.”
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Coolie No. 1 actor Varun further added, “The excitement when people see your work and that euphoria of watching it, gave me a lot of joy. And I’m feeling much better.” While the actor is shooting for Raj Mehta’s Next with Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor, The Actor will start shooting for Sriram Raghavan’s Ekkis after that.
Recently when Varun Dhawan appeared on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s chat show where she called Dalal his fiancée. Fans were quick to speculate that the two were engaged. Later talking to HT, Varun clarified things and said, “Honestly, nothing has happened. No ceremony has happened but obviously, when I have been with a person for so many years, the commitment is there and then if one calls her anything of mine, that’s right only because she is. I am in a committed relationship and that means I am only with her and there is no one else.”