Varun learnt tailoring for 3 months for Sui Dhaaga
Mauji aka Varun Dhawan plays a local tailor from heartland India in Yash Raj Film‘s upcoming entertainer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India. And to perfectly portray this role on screen, Varun ensured that he gave his best during the preparations before he started filming.“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.“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.
It feels really good to see how people are responding to the trailer and are liking my hard work and the character Mauji,”he adds.
Yash Raj Films’ entertainer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is set to release on September 28 this year.
Watch Varun Dhawan becomes Mauji here: