Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma’s upcoming film Sui Dhaaga — Made in India narrates the tale of an innocent tailor from heartland India. Rooted deep in the country the film demanded it to be shot as authentically and as genuinely as possible.
And cycle being the most common mode of transportation in small towns, director Sharat Katariya wanted Mauji (Varun’s character) to have a cycle to enhance the visual appeal of the location and the character.
“Mauji loves his cycle. He takes it everywhere he goes. Cycle is the most preferred transportation option in rural India and we had to include it because the cycle adds so much visual appeal to Mauji's character. He chills on his cycle, dreams on his cycle, laughs and cries on his cycle. Mauji and Mamta (Anushka Sharma) have some really beautiful moments with each other — bonding, talking and getting to know each other — when they go for the rides together. The cycle captures the beautiful, innocence of small town life and romance,” said Varun.
Anushka added, “We were in the peak summers of North India. I had to sit crossed legged on the cycle, which I was not used to. My body twisted the whole time cause I had to sit in a particular way. Sharat had said, never are you guys going to touch each other in the film, but I was somehow holding the seat to save my life. We were sweaty, in aches, pains and my back was gone.”
Narrating his ordeal, the Badlapur actor says, “We were shooting in the summer in Chanderi and Delhi. I was required to sometimes cycle for nearly 10 hours at a stretch. It was tough. I had to ride it daily for about 15 days and I was exhausted. There was a scene where Anushka and I fall down from the cycle. We fell right near the cliff. For Mauji, the cycle is a symbol of struggle as well as aspiration. It is an invaluable addition to the character sketch of Mauji.”
A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, Varun and Anushka have been paired for the first time and have become the most awaited, freshest on-screen jodi of 2018. It 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....