- Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan’s first film together
Superstars Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma will light-up the silver screen for the first time together in Sui Dhaaga. Anushka made her debut a decade ago opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and has gone on to star alongside all the industry heavyweights such as Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.
Varun, though a year older than Anushka, starred in his first film Student of the Year in 2012. He made his name with films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Dilwale and ABCD 2 paired opposite the likes of Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon and Shraddha Kapoor.
Varun and Anushka have gone on to become youth icons of India and now their paths will cross in Sui Dhaaga and fans are eager to see more of their crackling on-screen chemistry which was evident from the trailer.
2. From the team behind Dum Laga Ke Haisha
The era of glamorous, over-the-top, masala films dominating the Bollywood awards season seem to be well and truly over. Recent low-profile films such as Piku, Hindi Medium and Bareilly Ki Barfi have shown gritty films based on realism can have a huge impact with the masses. Sui Dhaaga has a similar feel to those films and is made by the minds behind the 2015 hit Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Director and writer Sharat Katariya showed his class with Dum Laga Ke Haisha and will be hoping to repeat that success with Sui Dhaaga.
Sui Dhaaga producer Maneesh Sharma said the film’s lead stars ‘relished’ the chance to play deglamorized roles.
“Varun and Anushka relished the chance to go out of the comfort zone of being portrayed as glamorous stars. Mauji and Mamta are salt of the earth characters and these characters gave our duo the chance to really push themselves as actors,” said Sharma.
3. Highlights the ‘Make in India’ campaign
Sui Dhaaga is inspired by the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. Varun’s character is about a man who is humiliated by his employer and then decides to open his own business by going back to his trusted sewing machine. With some encouragement from Sharma, the two are able to successfully build a self-sustaining business model. The crux of the story remains simple: to own your produce. However, the story has a clear of message of ‘Made in India’ and aims to propagate the idea of bringing back traditional forms of handicrafts.
For the design of the film’s logo ‘Made in India’. Sui Dhaaga’s producers asked normal people from all over India to send their design ideas and the team selected one which became the film’s official logo.
4. Anushka Sharma teams-up with Maneesh Sharma again
Anushka Sharma and Sui Dhaaga producer Maneesh Sharma worked successfully together before in Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and will be aiming to make it a hat-trick of successful collaborations with Sui Dhaaga.
Also, Anushka has enjoyed success with Yash Raj Films, whom she made her debut with in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and her previous work with the production house has been appreciated and well received by the audience. This role of Mamta in Sui Dhaaga is completely different than other characters she played in the past but with the backing of Yash Raj films, it could be a career highlight for 30-year-old.
5. Sui Dhaaga is ‘very special’ to Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma
Varun plays the role of a tailor in Sui Dhaaga while Anushka Sharma portrays the character of his wife, an embroidery expert. The story shows how the pair go up against big clothing companies to create their own successful business which starts from one single sewing machine.
Varun explained how much the film meant to him, saying at the trailer launch that Sui Dhaaga’s message is one of patriotism and love for India and its people’s way of life.
He said: “This film is very special for me and Anushka. I don’t think I can describe the feeling in words. It’s a sense of pride and a sense of what you feel to be an Indian. What it feels to be an Indian, we are never able to tell that to people. Patriotism doesn’t always need to be said, it needs to be felt.”
Sui Dhaaga is scheduled for release on September 28.