First Look Poster: Sui Dhaaga

Check out the first look poster of Sui Dhaaga Made in India featuring Varun Dhawan as Mauji, a tailor and Anushka Sharma as Mamta, an embroider.

Sharat Katariya, who had earlier made the romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), was roped in to direct the film with Maneesh Sharma producing it under the Yash Raj Films banner. Anushka Sharma and Maneesh Sharma had previously worked on the latter’s debut film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011).

Principal photography of Sui Dhaaga began at Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh in February 2018 and the film is scheduled for release on 28 September 2018. The actors bought traditional Chanderi sarees from local weavers in the town, praising the hard work that went into making them. Varun concurred a head injury whilst filming a fight sequence, but resumed work the very same day.  The actors also shot for a continuous ten-hour cycling sequence in the streets of Chanderi. The first schedule wrapped up in March 2018.

Filming continued in the same month in Bhopal, and moved on to Delhi. The second schedule was completed in April 2018. The final schedule of the film begun in June 2018. The shooting of the film was wrapped in July 2018.

It was initially speculated that Varun would play the role of a labourer in the film. Later it was reported that he would play a tailor, and Anushka an embroiderer. Dhawan described his character to be both a tailor and a peon, and stated that it had been inspired by the Tinkle comic character Suppandi. Both the actors learnt how to sew and embroider, and also operate the sewing machine.

The film is based on the Make in India campaign launched by the Indian government in 2014, which was aimed at promoting the country’s indigenous textile industries.


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