Varun Dhawan is gearing up for the release of Sharat Katariya’s directorial project Sui Dhaaga, which also features Anushka Sharma in lead role. In Sui Dhaaga, Varun will be seen essaying the role of an innocent tailor named Mauji. For Varun, fitting into Mauji’s character was a tough task. From Mauji’s costume, hairstyle and look, everything was decided after a deep research.
Revealing few interesting facts about all the preparations and inspiration for Varun’s look in the film, costume designer, Darshan Jalan said, ‘’No one knows that the tailor overseeing Varun’s prep and training for the film, Noor, is the real inspiration behind Mauji’s look!’’
He added, “Mauji is from the lower middle-class income strata. He is simple person who works in the city as a help/peon in a sewing machine store. Regular people on the streets became an inspiration for us, like the ittar perfume guy from the streets of Haridwar and particularly Noor, our in-house tailor who was also training Varun to perfect his art of stitching and tailoring! From a styling point of view, we ensured that Varun’s look had things that a tailor who could think left of centre would come up with. Such as, zipper on the side of the pants so that he could reduce the size of the flare to keep it from getting caught while cycling. Zipper on the trouser hem so that the ends don't tear. These intricate details I believe makes audience see something new and adds to the authenticity of the character from a small town in India.”
Talking about his character and the preparations, Varun said, “Noor has been integral to Sui Dhaaga. He was my trainer for 3 months. He laid the foundation stone to me becoming Mauji. I’m indebted to him for teaching me the art of sui dhaaga and making me a believable tailor on screen. And I heard that his sense of dressing inspired my look in the film also! Everything in Sui Dhaaga is about authenticity, about being real and that’s what is making audiences love our trailer. I’m happy that my look has been well received and the credit goes to Darshan and obviously my teacher Noor, who has again left his mark over my character.”
Sui Dhaaga is jointly produced by Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma. The film is about finding love and respect through self-reliance. The film is slated to release on September 28.