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Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma made ambassadors of Skill India campaign

The artistes shot at a real textile factory in order to add authenticity to their respective characters in Sharat Kataria's Sui Dhaaga: Made In India. 

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Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been roped in as ambassadors of Skill India campaign by the government of India as their next film Sui Dhaaga: Made In India is based on the skilled workers and artisans of India. 

“The Sui Dhaaga stars have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by the hon’ble prime minister Shri Narendra Modi,” read a statement from the film’s producers Yash Raj Films.

Speaking about the association, Dhawan said in an official statement, “Prime minister Modi has displayed incredible vision and genuine foresight in aiming to organise, skill, train and give financial support and backing to our craftsmen, artisans and similar workmen. We are proud to be promoting this campaign that we feel extremely close to like our movie Sui Dhaaga that celebrates self-reliance and entrepreneurship.” 

Sharma added, “Skill India campaign reflects the government’s determination to include and support the talented skilled force of the country. While making Sui Dhaaga, we came across so many stories of talented, skilled crafts people and artisans who don’t get a fair chance to showcase their talents.” 

The stars worked at a real textile factory in Faridabad in order to add authenticity to their respective characters.

Speaking about her experience, Sharma told IANS, a news agency, “We have tried to keep Sui Dhaaga as authentic to real life as possible. We lived the life of Mauji and Mamta [their characters] for this film and this journey took us to work in an actual clothing factory in Faridabad. We shot there for four days with real workers who tirelessly work day and night to produce outstanding pieces of garments. We learnt how to operate the machines from them which was very helpful.” 

Dhawan shared that the factory in Faridabad was a perfect location to shoot. “The equipment and machinery looked genuine and extremely authentic to be the place where Mauji and Mamta's first brush with a textile factory could be. To prep for our parts, we both interacted and met with all the real workers on set and exchanged notes. These people were invaluable in getting us more prepared for our characters,” he told IANS.