Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan's Sui Dhaaga has emerged as a winner at the box-office with its special subject and it's all everyone can talk about really. From rich performances--not just by the leads but by the entire cast--to the social commentary it has established, audiences have loved this Sharat Katariya directorial. Which is exactly why it has entered the 100 crore club worldwide.
Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan's Sui Dhaaga: Made In India has emerged as a winner at the box-office with its special subject and it's all everyone can talk about really. From rich performances--not just by the lead actors but by the entire cast--to the social commentary it has established, the audience has loved this Sharat Katariya directorial. Which is exactly why it has entered the Rs 100 crore club worldwide.
We recently caught up with Anushka, who is naturally basking in the success of the film. When asked about how does the fruit of labour feel, an elated Anushka said, "I'm very happy. I’m feeling very overwhelmed because of the kind of appreciation. Like, ‘You don’t see Anushka Sharma in it. You see Mamta. That’s the biggest compliment an actor can get. My message to Adi (Aditya Chopra) and Sharat (Katariya, director) when I saw the film was, ‘I’m glad that I did the film. I’m glad that I followed your faith in me more than my own doubts in myself."
Wait, there's more. Read on for excerpts from the conversation here...
Who is your biggest critic back home?
My brother. He is very honest. He really liked the film. One or two issues he had with the film he told Maneesh (Sharma, co-producer) and he had seen it much earlier. They are friends. Overall he thought, it’s a good film and he was very happy about my performance.
What went behind the preparation for Mamta's role?
I really had to be very observant of women like Mamta. I had to understand that there are elements in me which can’t be there in Mamta, so I have to control those. And I have to enhance the ones that are more like her. Overall my expression as a person is very different. So, I had to be careful. Even when I was on set, I would not go back to the van. Just stay and sit in a particular way or go do something in the kitchen. People are writing on Twitter, ‘Everybody wants a wife like Mamta.'
Do you want to be a wife like her?
I am also very good (laughs). You want to hug her, you want to protect her. I think it’s the most likeable character I have done.
What is the one thing you discovered about Varun Dhawan?
Varun is genuinely a very nice guy. I think he is very well brought up. Varun and I never knew each other at all; not even socially. So, everything I discovered about him was new only. I have really enjoyed being on set with him. He is so receptive as an actor. I really do root for him, as an actor.
The memes were such a laugh riot. Which is your favourite one?
Mario was really, really cool. The memes were funny you know when the trailer came out. But that scene in the movie made people cry. So, I feel very victorious. Like, I can make you laugh and cry. (Laughs).
What is the biggest compliment that you have received for the role?
That, 'This is a transformation of yours. We have not seen Anushka Sharma at all. I think it matters because I did play a character that’s so different from who I am. I really lost myself and became Mamta. I didn’t cheat at any point, which you can. And people get away with it.
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