Sridevi, who established herself as one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema with strong performances in movies like ‘Chandni’, ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Sadma’, ‘Lamhe’, etc, is making a comeback with the movie ‘English Vinglish’.
‘English Vinglish’ is being directed by Gauri Shinde, wife of ace filmmaker R Balki. The movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan, who is sharing screen space with Sridevi after 18 years.
"Shooting today with the effervescent Sridevi after eternity almost for R Balki's wife's directed film 'English Vinglish'...SriDevi still the same ... spontaneous and lovely..!!” Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.
Sridevi is currently in New York City, where 80% of the movie will be shot.
"Around 80 percent of English Vinglish has to be shot in New York. There are 85 avenues in for Sridevi to explore during the 50-day schedule. It's tough because Sri is an instantly recognized face among Indians in the US”, said R Balki.
Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor has accompanied the actress to the Big Apple as Sridevi was reluctant to be alone after the loss of her father in law Surinder Kapoor's demise.
Given the popularity of the actress down South, the movie will be simultaneously released in Telugu and Tamil.
The movie is of an Indian housewife played by Sridevi, who enrolls for an English speaking course to please her husband and family.