Anushka Sharma & Varun Dhawan celebrate India’s Independence Day Sui Dhaaga style

On the occasion of India’s Independence Day, superstars Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan are celebrating it with a special gesture. Like the name of the film Sui Dhaaga – Made in India, artisans from the corners of India have got together to create a handmade Tricolor that celebrates Indian craftsmanship. Anushka and Varun shot with the handmade flag as they waved the Indian flag.


Producer Maneesh Sharma says, “Our film is a celebration of Indian craftsmanship that is winning hearts and accolades across the globe and this is our salute to our motherland. Craftsmen from different parts of the country have worked together to make this special flag. We have combined Chikankari thread work from Lucknow, Kashida style from Kashmir and Phulkari needlework from Punjab to create this flag. Chikankari work salutes the saffron, Kashida is present on the white and Phulkari work makes the green of our national flag.”


Speaking on this unique celebration, Anushka said, “When I was told that our artists have worked tirelessly day in and day out to make our national flag that gives a tribute to the brilliant history and diverse culture of craftsmanship of our country, I was keen to see the outcome. The artists have really made a truly special flag that captures the diversity and unity of our country and it has made my Independence Day even more special.”


Varun added, “As an Indian, I feel proud to hold my national flag every time I get the opportunity to do so and Sui Dhaaga has made that experience even more special as we are celebrating our Independence Day by saluting the brilliant home-grown arts and crafts industry. Our film’s spirit of Make In India resonates with the pride and honour of Independence Day and our handmade flag is a humble salute to our spirit of freedom.”


A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, Sui Dhaaga – Made in Indiahas paired Anushka and Varun together for the first time, making them the most exciting pair to come together on screen. While Varun plays the role of a tailor, Anushka plays an embroiderer in the film. The National Award-winning dream-team of director Sharat Katariya and producer Maneesh Sharma have teamed up again for this Yash Raj Films’ entertainer that is set to release on September 28 this year.

By Melissa Anderson