Mauji aka Varun Dhawan plays a local tailor from heartland India in YRF’s upcoming entertainer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India. And to perfectly portray this role on screen, Varun ensured that he gave his best during the preparations before he started filming.
“I knew that I had a task at hand. I knew I had to master the art to convince people that I am a real masterji. Darshan (the costume designer) and Noor Bhai (the tailor on the sets) helped me a lot and I gave it three months to learn this skill. As an actor, I like to get challenged to become someone else on screen,” says Varun, whose transformation as Mauji has wowed audiences.
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“It wasn’t easy at all. It was frustrating because initially, I wasn’t getting it right. The needle pierced by fingers multiple times. I’m so glad that I went through the drill because I have picked up a new skill in the process. It took me 3 months, sometimes 2 hours and sometimes 4 hours in each tailoring class to get the confidence that I could pull this off in front of the camera. I felt it is my responsibility as an actor that I should come across convincing and I couldn’t break Sharat’s trust in me. Today I’m very comfortable with the sewing machine and can make a lot of things like a shirt, trousers, pillowcases, etc.
It feels really good to see how people are responding to the trailer and are liking my hard work and the character Mauji,” he adds.
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.
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 been paired for the first time and are definitely the most-awaited on-screen Jodis of 2018. Yash Raj Films’ entertainer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is set to release on September 28 this year, just before Gandhi Jayanti.
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