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Sui Dhaaga chosen for competition section at Shanghai International Film Festival


Starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, the Sharat Katariya film was released in India last year. 

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The Varun Dhawan- and Anushka Sharma-starrer Sui Dhaaga: Made In India (2018) has been selected in the competition section at the Shanghai International Film Festival's The Belt and Road Film Week.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, Sui Dhaaga is the only Indian film to be selected in the competition category this year. 

Reacting to the news, Dhawan said in an official statement, “Sui Dhaaga: Made In India was made with a lot of heart and is a story about a working-class man who fights for self-respect. I am hoping the film will win hearts in this festival as well and they will like our 'made-in-India' film.”

Sui Dhaaga was produced by Maneesh Sharma for Yash Raj Films and directed by Sharat Katariya, who had made his directorial debut with Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) with the same banner.

Anushka Sharma said, “Sui Dhaaga is an incredible story of human triumph and I am certain its universal storyline has the potential to appeal to audiences across the globe. It is quite special that our film has been selected in the competition category at the Shanghai International Film Festival's The Belt and Road Film Week, which indicates that the power of good content can cut across language and cultures.”

Sharma was also ecstatic to see a film promoting the local artisans of the country chosen for the competition section at the festival. “The story of Sui Dhaaga: Made in India is a special salute to the inherent entrepreneurial spirit of local artisans in India. An engaging tale about self-reliance seen through a young couple’s determination against all odds, we believe this very human theme has universal appeal. I look forward to the audience response at a platform as prestigious as the Shanghai International Film Festival's The Belt and Road Film Week,” he said. 

The 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival began today and will continue till 24 June.

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