Varun, Anushka in a film on Made in India ideology
Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma are set to work together for a film. And HT City has exclusively learnt that the project is Aditya Chopra’s next production, Sui Dhaaga — Made in India. While the film will be written and directed by Sharat Katariya of Dum Laga Ke Haisha (DLKH; 2015) fame, it’ll be produced by Maneesh Sharma.
Varun and Anushka are kicked about the film’s concept as well as about sharing screen space. “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’m proud to take their message to millions of movie-lovers in an entertaining and relevant manner,” says Varun, who “really liked the script”.
Anushka says she always feels drawn to “unique ideas that have human interest stories”. She adds, “It’s a story of self-reliance that I believe will connect with every Indian [at the grassroots level]. I’m really looking forward to work with Varun and the team of Maneesh and Sharat.”
Maneesh and Sharat first joined hands on Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Besides multiple mainstream awards, the film went on to win the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
“After the love and appreciation that 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 hit the theatres on Gandhi Jayanti in the same year.
THE FILM, TITLED SUI DHAAGA — MADE IN INDIA, IS ADITYA CHOPRA’S NEXT PRODUCTION. IT WILL GO ON THE FLOORS IN JANUARY 2018 AND RELEASE ON GANDHI JAYANTI (OCTOBER 2, 2018)