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Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Varun Dhawan in ‘Coolie No 1’ adaptation
Sara Ali Khan. File photo

Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Varun Dhawan in ‘Coolie No 1’ adaptation

24 Apr 2019 | 9:44 AM

MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan is set to star in the modern version of ‘Coolie No 1’, the makers announced on Wednesday. There was speculation that the actor, who made her Bollywood debut with 2018’s ‘Kedarnath’, would be playing the female lead opposite Varun Dhawan in the modern adaptation of the hit comedy.

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Mumbai, April 24

Sara Ali Khan is set to star in the modern version of ‘Coolie No 1’, the makers announced on Wednesday.

There was speculation that the actor, who made her Bollywood debut with 2018’s ‘Kedarnath’, would be playing the female lead opposite Varun Dhawan in the modern adaptation of the hit comedy.

The original, which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead, was directed by Varun’s father, filmmaker David Dhawan.

David is returning to direct the new movie, which is produced by Vashu Bhagnani who also backed the 1995 film.

“It’s official...After 25 years David Dhawan and Vashu Bhagnani come back together to adapt their timeless comedy, ‘Coolie No 1’. The film starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan begins shoot this August,” a statement from the makers read.

After ‘Judwaa 2’, the film marks David and Varun’s second collaboration.

While Varun’s latest release was ‘Kalank’, Sara was last seen in ‘Simmba’. PTI

Parineeti Chopra to star in official Hindi remake of ‘The Girl On The Train’

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24 Apr 2019 | 10:11 AM

MUMBAI: Parineeti Chopra has been roped in for the official Hindi remake of Hollywood thriller ‘The Girl On The Train’, the makers announced on Wednesday.

In the regional web

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Turning brand ambassador

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

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Clearing the air

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, had no problem addressing speculation about the characters sexuality.

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

HBO network has ordered the comedy series Avenue 5 from the creator Armando Iannucci. Reportedly, the series is described as a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster.

Of nepotism & more

Of nepotism & more

24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

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Jewel in the crown

Jewel in the crown

24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

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Battle of legacy

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

Even as Criminal Justice is experiencing unprecedented success as a breakout show, Hotstar launched the trailer of its next show titled City of Dreams — a political thriller.

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Ayushmann set to wow America

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

Rani Mukerji is set to go on a hunt for her 21-year-old nemesis in Rajasthan! As per latest update, Mardaani 2’s second schedule will see Rani launch an extensive operation to find the merciless villain in Kota and Jaipur.

Tere Naam to get a sequel

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

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What a kick!

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

The UEFA Champions League Finals, this year, will see a special guest from India in attendance – Bollywood superstar Farhan Akhtar.

Tiger & Abhishek bond over fitness

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Just like Tiger Shroff, actor Abhishek Bajaj is a fitness freak too. The actor has been up on fitness right from the start of his professional career.

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Ahead of the release of Chhota Bheem’s next titled Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka the makers of Green Gold Animation has come out with a very interesting mobile game that is going to be an absolute delight for the fans of Chhota Bheem.

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His 10-year-long struggle has finally come to an end, and how. Rehmat Ali, 31, who belongs to an economically poor family, has made his way to the singing reality show Rising Star and now is in the top 14.

Video games affect girls more than boys

24 Apr 2019 | 9:38 AM

Dear parents, please take note. When it comes to video gaming, girls in the 6-12 age group are at a heightened risk of developing less social competence than boys, warn researchers.

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

Office workers who sit for long periods of time can reverse the health risks of their modern sedentary lifestyle by exercising just 20 minutes per day, a new study revealed on Tuesday.

Go oriental

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

A preview and formal unveiling of tricity’s latest offering to the oriental food circuit –Wasabi was held in Sector 7 recently.

Master Chef

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“Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter.” Thus spake James A. Garfield.

Doc Talk

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Every leader should be aware of India’s ‘power of unity’, says Saif Ali Khan

Every leader should be aware of India’s ‘power of unity’, says Saif Ali Khan

23 Apr 2019 | 6:07 PM

MUMBAI: Asking people to exercise their right to vote in the general elections, actor Saif Ali Khan on Tuesday said every leader must be aware of the country’s “power of unity”.

Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli to Alia Bhatt: Keep your 'I'll remain silent' sob story to yourself

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23 Apr 2019 | 4:02 PM

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Will Salman Khan return to play Radhe in Satish Kaushik’s 'Tere Naam' sequel?

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23 Apr 2019 | 2:54 PM

NEW DELHI: Veteran actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik says he will be making a sequel to the 2003 Salman Khan-starrer ‘Tere Naam’. The upcoming film will revolve around a gangster and will be set in north India.

Nicolas Cage's wife of 4 days Erika Koike ready to divorce, asks for spousal support

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23 Apr 2019 | 3:07 PM

LOS ANGELES: Nicolas Cage's wife of four days, Eirka Koike, has agreed to a divorce but wants the veteran star to pay spousal support.

Deepika Padukone’s 'Chhapaak' is ‘halfway done’; wrap up shooting in Delhi

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23 Apr 2019 | 1:39 PM

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Comedian Sunil Grover to be on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ in June?

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23 Apr 2019 | 4:15 PM

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Jonas Brothers announce their first album in a decade, 'Happiness Begins'

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23 Apr 2019 | 12:47 PM

LOS ANGELES: The Jonas Brothers are set to release their fifth studio album, 'Happiness Begins', on June 7. The LP marks their first in ten years.

Viral: Aamir Khan travels in economy class, fans applaud his 'simplicity'

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23 Apr 2019 | 1:32 PM

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‘The Kapil Sharma Show’: Karan Johar teases Kareena Kapoor for gossiping; Kajol calls him ‘show-off’

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23 Apr 2019 | 4:09 PM

CHANDIGARH: Pictures of Karan Johar and Kajol on the sets of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ surfaced on the internet recently. While Kajol looked pretty in pink, Karan was seen sporting his signature style and printed jackets.

PM Narendra Modi reacts to Shah Rukh Khan’s rap song urging India to vote, says ‘fantastic effort’

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24 Apr 2019 | 9:37 AM

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan has urged the people of India to vote by releasing a song titled ‘Karo matdan’, sung by the superstar.

In letter and spirit

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What’s the difference between a normal writer and a calligraphy artist? “It is not that we write letters to form a sentence, we draw them,” says Calligraphy artist Kamaljeet Kaur.

You got it matte!Brush up

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23 Apr 2019 | 8:24 AM

A muted, natural look works the best in summer. So, keep the shimmer aside and go for a matte-finish look.

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If you have applied for a job you must have created your resume correctly. Resume writing recommendations have changed in recent times.

Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana

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Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests.

The good, bad and ugly

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23 Apr 2019 | 8:24 AM

The Green Revolution and the subsequent boom in the agricultural sector in the 1950’s and 60’s is a common knowledge but the after effects of it is limited to just a chapter of the school syllabus.

Meet Ranbir the DJ

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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt recently completed shooting for the much anticipated movie, Brahmastra. The Ayan Mukerji directorial is reportedly a superhero love story.

Alumni meet?

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The first song from the upcoming Student of the Year 2 was released recently and it showcased a gleeful chemistry between the film’s cast Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey, Tara Sutaria and Aditya Seal.

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23 Apr 2019 | 8:24 AM

Shahid Kapoor, who has got his fans waiting after the trailer release of Kabir Singh, was recently seen spending quality time with his wife Mira Rajput and others in Europe. Mira took to Instagram to share a picture from their trip.

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