Varun Dhawan’s much-awaited film Coolie No.1 finally released on the Amazon Prime Video. Although the film which also starred Sara Ali Khan got mixed reactions from the audience Varun Dhawan was paid a bomb for the film.
According to the reports for the Govinda – Karisma Kapoor remake, Varun got Rs. 25 crores. An entertainment portal quoted a source as 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.”
The source further 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.”
Meanwhile, the actor is busy with Raj Mehta’s upcoming film, Jug Jugg Jeeyo.