Coming up this Friday is Sri Devi’s English Vinglish, who is returning to acting after a gap of 15 years. The actress, however, is not making a return to classic Bollywood, no the film she choose is something a bit off beat with a unique story but from what we hear it is a triumphant return to the silver screen. The actress says that is the script that made her fall in love with the film and role, “I fell in love with the script and the character. When I met Gauri Shinde, we instantly clicked. And, of course, I loved Balki’s previous films and was very happy to be associated with him. As a mother, as a woman, I could relate to the character and felt it was a universal story.” Adding, “I enjoy being in front of the camera, and I believe in becoming the character. More than your mind, it comes from your heart, from your soul.”
Synopsis: Money, Fame and the Knowledge of English. In India, these 3 factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual.
English Vinglish is the story of Shashi, a woman who doesn’t know English and is made to feel insecure about this by her family and society at large. The film though light-hearted is about the touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman.
The film is shot mostly in New York and captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English Language. Hilarious, touching, sensitive, this film marks the come back of India’s biggest female star, Sridevi.
Written and Directed by Gauri Shinde. Produced by R Balki.
Now check out the exclusive making “English Vinglish” featuring Sridevi which releases on October 5th, 2012.
Stay tuned for our review!