Mumbai: Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan plays a local tailor named Mauji from heartland India in YRF’s upcoming entertainer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India. A village simpleton, Varun dreams to make a name for himself and puts his talent to good use aiming to become an entrepreneur. To portray this role on screen, Varun ensured that he prepared well. Mauji gets well versed with handloom in the film, and to perfect the same, Varun met with actual handloom workers to learn the art of dyeing fabrics!
Sharing his experience, Varun said, “Sui Dhaaga has enabled me to learn such new, amazing skills that I will always cherish. Mauji is an entrepreneur at heart and he passionately wants to realize his dreams. He goes all out to achieve this goal with his wife Mamta. In order to become multi-talented, Mauji has to learn various aspects of weaving and handloom. To become Mauji, I had to learn the art of dyeing fabrics. It was really, really tough.”
“I learnt dyeing from actual handloom artists in Chanderi. I had a week or so to sit with them, watch them work and learn everything from them. I was sure that before I give the shot I would master their body language and the way they went about the intricate process of dyeing. It’s extremely tough and needs a lot of patience. Thankfully, I had the best teachers who guided me thoroughly,” Varun added.
A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, Varun is paired opposite Anushka Sharma who plays an embroiderer in the film. Both champion actors, Varun and Anushka have come together for the first time and are definitely the most-awaited and freshest on-screen jodis of 2018.
Sui Dhaaga brings together National Award winning producer-director combo of Maneesh Sharma and Sharat Katariya after their blockbuster Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The film is a special salute to the inherent entrepreneurial spirit that the youth of India and our local artisans have. Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is set to release on September 28 this year.