Sara Ali Khan On ‘Problematic’ Plot Of Original Coolie No.1: It Wasn’t About Govinda Cheating Karisma Kapoor
David Dhawan’s 1995 comedy film Coolie No.1 revolved around Govinda’s character, a porter duping Karisma Kapoor’s character into falling in love with him by concealing his true identity. While the film’s plot might be viewed as ‘problematic’ in today’s times, Sara Ali Khan has a different take on it. The actress who is reprising Karisma’s role in the remake of the 1995 film, defended the original plot while speaking with a leading tabloid. Sara said that if one views everything through a politically correct lens, ‘any scope of humour in our lives will be lost’.
Sara Ali Khan was quoted as saying, “I’d urge people to watch the film with the honest intention with which it is told. There is a difference between what you say on Twitter, and what an entertaining comedy tries to say. If everybody [expects] everything to be politically correct, any scope of humour in our lives will be [lost]. Of course, you can’t be demeaning.” She further added, Govinda sir duping Karisma to make her believe that he is not a coolie, is funny. It’s not about him cheating. Ultimately, he falls in love with her, and that’s what most of us look forward to in life.”