Exclusive: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma set to team up in Sui Dhaaga – Made In India
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma will work together for the first time in Sui Dhaaga — Made In India. The film will go on the floors in January 2018, and will release on Gandhi Jayanti in the same year.bollywood Updated: Jul 04, 2017 00:40 IST
Surely, they are two of the most promising young stars on the Bollywood’s horizon. And now, HT has exclusively learnt that Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma are set to come together for the first time in Yash Raj Film’s new production, Sui Dhaaga — Made in India.
While the film will be written and directed by Sharat Katariya of Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) fame, it will be produced by Maneesh Sharma. Varun feels that since he and Anushka are teaming up for the first time, he is “sure that there will be fireworks”. “From Gandhiji (Mahatma Gandhi) to Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), our country’s leaders have always endorsed the ideology of ‘Made in India’. With our film, I am proud to take their message to millions of people in a relevant manner,” says Varun.
Dhawan Jr. adds that he “really liked the script Sharat had written” and is “happy” to work with Aditya Chopra’s production house, Yash Raj Films. On the other hand, Anushka says she always gets “excited with unique ideas that have human interest angle.” She adds, “It’s a story of self-reliance that I believe will connect with every Indian. And I am really looking forward to work with Varun and the team of Maneesh and Sharat.”
Interestingly, Maneesh and Sharat first joined hands in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (DLKH) that — besides multiple mainstream awards — also went on to win the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. “After the love and appreciation DLKH garnered from the audience, it’s very exciting to team up once again with Sharat to tell a heart-warming story of pride and self-reliance. This story has its roots in the heart of India, and reflects the passion that runs through the veins of every Indian,” says Maneesh. The film will go on the floors in January 2018, and will release on Gandhi Jayanti in the same year.
Maneesh feels that Sui Dhaaga — Made In India will “resonate with everyone” and with Varun and Anushka, they’ve “found just the right vehicles to tell the story”, Sharat says, it’s a “great feeling” to begin again (work on a film). “Finally, we have a story worth telling. There is excitement mixed with nervousness, and also the joy of reuniting with old friends and new collaborators. Everyone is more experienced than before, but we are hoping that we’ll be able to work with the same innocence and joy,” says Sharat.
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First Published: Jul 04, 2017 00:36 IST