New Delhi [India], Sep 18 : Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, who are busy promoting their upcoming film ‘Sui Dhaaga’, have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Talking about the same, the ‘Judwaa 2’ star said he feels “proud” to be promoting the campaign.
“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,” said the 31-year-old.
The ‘Zero’ star, on the other hand, said, “Skill India Campaign reflects the government’s determination to include and support the talented skilled force of the country. While making the film, we came across so many stories of talented, skilled crafts people and artisans who don’t get a fair chance to showcase their talents.”
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, also spoke about the association and said it is heartening to see the two actors doing a film that has such a significant social message.
“India is one of the youngest countries in the world; and it is a matter of great pride for us to see such dedicated and passionate skilled youth with entrepreneurial skills in our country who are bringing name and fame to the nation with their work. I wish this endorsement by both actors encourages and influences the youth to take up skill training and earn a better livelihood for themselves and help us in creating the New India envisioned by Prime Minister Modi,” said Pradhan.
Through their much awaited film ‘Sui Dhaaga – Made in India’, Varun and Anushka are saluting India’s entrepreneurs and skilled workforce, especially homegrown artisans, craftspeople and weavers who are making the country proud the world over.
The movie highlights the untapped potential of India’s talented craftsmen and skilled workers at the grassroot level and the challenges and issues faced by them. It is slated to hit the big screens on September 28