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‘Sui Dhaaga’: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma take us on a cycle ride
Cycle is the most common mode of transportation in the small towns of Indian. Director Sharat Katariya’s upcoming film ‘Sui Dhaaga- Made In India’ is rooted in heartland India and the film demanded it to be shot as authentically and as genuinely as possible.
The film stars Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in the lead and Varun plays the role of an innocent tailor named Mauji, who dreams to make a name for himself. Mauji had to have a cycle to enhance the visual appeal of the location and the character.
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Anushka shared a video of Mamta and Mauji’s (Anushka and Varun) cycling experience writing, “Filming in the northern heat and cycling for 10 hours was difficult, but extremely rewarding! Watch Mamta & Mauji’s journey through the roads of MP.” Check it out below:
Filming in the northern heat and cycling for 10 hours was difficult, but extremely rewarding! Watch Mamta & Mauji’s journey through the roads of MP. https://t.co/CDzKh6SG2l#SuiDhaagaMadeInIndia @Varun_dvn #ManeeshSharma @Sharatkatariya @yrf @SuiDhaagaFilm
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 10, 2018
Varun says that Mauji loves his cycle and 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, he dreams on his cycle, he laughs, he 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 also spoke about her struggle while sitting on the cycle. “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, we were in aches and pains, my back was gone.”
Varun further added, “We were shooting in the summer heat in Chanderi and Delhi and 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 of Anushka and I falling down from the cycle. We fell right near the cliff and the crew came running to see if we were ok. For Mauji, the cycle is a symbol of struggle as well as aspiration. It is an invaluable addition to the character sketch of Mauji.”
‘Sui Dhaaga – Made in India’ is all set to release on September 28, 2018.
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