Rajpal Yadav joins ‘Coolie No 1’ remake

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By Faz Zia

Versatile actor Rajpal Yadav who was last seen in ‘Judwa 2’ now joins ‘Coolie No 1’ remake which will star Varun Dhavan, Sara Ali Khan and directed by David Dhavan.

Expressing his excitement for the film, he said; “I’m thankful to David Dhavan sir and Varun for giving an opportunity to be a part of ‘Coolie No 1’ remake. This the third time that I’m getting on board with Varun. One day I and Varun were having a candid conversation about working together for the third time saying that it should be a successful hatrick. I’m in great excitement for this remake”.

Rajpal further said; “I would love to say that in film jungle Ramoji established ne as an actor, through hungama priyadarshan sir made me popular and David sir re-established me through ‘Judwa 2’. So I’m grateful for this opportunity.” 

He will be seen in more films including ‘Bole chudiyan’, ‘Jaako Raakhe Saaiyan’ and ‘Maavan’.

Rajpal Yadav is also a producer and politician known for his comic roles in Bollywood. Throughout his career, he established himself as one of the most popular and influential comic role actors of Indian cinema.

Rajpal Yadav attended the Bhartendu Natya Academy in Lucknow from 1992 to 1994. After finishing the acting course, he went to the National School of Drama in Delhi. He moved to Mumbai in 1997.

He acted in the Doordarshan‘s television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the protagonist. This was the sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.

Although Yadav found success in negative roles, he preferred comic roles, as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and he went on to become a prolific comic enthusiast in Hindi films. His films include HungamaWaqt: The Race Against TimeChup Chup KeGaram MasalaPhir Hera Pheri and Dhol.

Yadav has also been the leading character in more serious films including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti HoonLadies TailorRama Rama Kya Hai DramaHello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe HainKushtiMirchBenny and Babloo and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.

For the film Jungle, he won the Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative Role along with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He received the Yash Bharati Award for the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. Yadav was also given the Janpad Ratna Award.

He made his Telugu language debut in 2015 with Kick 2, and played the main antagonist in controversial filmmaker Faisal Saif’s multilingual film Amma.

He is the brand ambassador for Wishbells, an online bakery and flowers delivery website based in Gurgaon