In Yash Raj Film’s upcoming Sui Dhaaga – Made in India, Varun Dhawan plays a local tailor aka Mauji from heartland India. To perfectly portray this role on screen Varun ensured that he really learned the craft of tailoring before he started filming. In fact, he learned and worked on this skill for three months and now can produce actual items.
“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.
He adds, “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 camera. I felt it is my responsibility as an actor that I should come across convincing and I couldn’t break Sharat’s trust on me. Today I’m very comfortable on the sewing machine and can make a lot of things like a shirt, trousers, pillowcases, etc.”
The actor is very happy with the response so far to the trailer, “It feels really good to see how people are responding to the trailer and are liking my hard work and the character Mauji.”
Directed by Sharat Katariya and also starring Anunshka Sharma, the heart-warming story of pride and self-reliance Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is set to release on September 28th this year.