After Judwaa 2, Varun and father David are set to take another ’90s hit comedy featuring Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor off the ground.
This year has been especially good for Varun Dhawan. After delivering two hit films, Shashank Khaitan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania with Alia Bhatt and David Dhawan’s reboot of his 1997 film Judwaa with Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, the 30-year-old actor marks the yearend by wrapping up Shoojit Sircar’s October.
Now, Mirror has learnt that Varun has one more ace up his sleeve. The actor is all set to reunite with his father for a remake of another Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor film, the 1999 comedy caper Biwi No. 1, that also featured Sushmita Sen in the lead.
This one marks a third collaboration for the father-son hit jodi after Main Tera Hero and Judwaa 2. “The discussions are presently at nascent stage. The Dhawans will start work on the film in the coming year. Biwi No.1 is one of Varun’s favourite films and he is excited to collaborate with his father once again. Shooting dates and casting of the leading ladies will begin once the final script is locked,” informs a source close to the development.
A remake of the 1995 Tamil film, Sathi Leelavathi, Biwi No.1 revolved around Prem (Salman) who is married to the loving and traditional Pooja (Karisma). He begins an affair with an ambitious model, Rupali (Sushmita). On Karva Chauth, Pooja discovers Prem at Rupali’s house and asks him to choose between his mistress and his family. Prem chooses Rupali and moves in with her. Later, Pooja dumps the kids on him and his new girlfriend, proceeding to up her own glamour quotient. Sushmita had bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, while Anil Kapoor’s special number, titled “Mirchi” was among the multistarrer’s highlights.