Anushka per­fects 'charkha' for 'Sui Dhaaga'

Muscat Daily - - FEATURES -

Anushka Sharma, who plays an em­broi­derer from the In­dian hin­ter­lands in Sui Dhaaga - Made In In­dia, en­sured she sank her teeth into the char­ac­ter and so, she learnt how to op­er­ate a tra­di­tional charkha for it.

Anushka will be seen as Mamta in the Yash Raj Films pro­duc­tion, which fea­tures Varun Dhawan as her life and busi­ness part­ner Mauji.

For the role, Anushka needed to be skilled with ac­tual hand­loom ma­chines and equip­ment and she picked up the skill to op­er­ate the charkha.

Direc­tor Sharat Katariya has used a mod­ern ver­sion of the charkha and not the ex­act Gandhi charkha in the film.

Since the film's plot is in­spired by Ma­hatma Gandhi's phi­los­o­phy of sel­f­re­liance, the sym­bol­ism of Mamta us­ing the charkha is in­te­gral to the teach­ings and prin­ci­ples of the Fa­ther of the Na­tion. Katariya wanted to use it ef­fec­tively in the film through Mamta's char­ac­ter.

“I had to learn th­ese skills per­fectly for the film to do jus­tice to Sharat's vi­sion of Mamta. I learnt the charkha for sev­eral days while shooting in Chan­deri be­fore Sharat filmed those shots," Anushka said.

She de­scribed her char­ac­ter as en­ter­pris­ing, in­no­va­tive and an eter­nal op­ti­mist.

The film will re­lease on Septem­ber 28.

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