Sridevi’s comeback movie ‘English Vinglish’ that released a couple of weeks ago has received tremendous response from the movie. The movie that tells story of a middle class housewife Shashi who is often ridiculed and humiliated by her teenage daughter and husband because of her poor English, is spreading a message of respecting women.
“A man, someone's husband, came up to me and said after watching the movie he had felt bad that his harsh remarks may have hurt his wife many times. A young girl had said she went back home after watching the movie and hugged her mother and said 'I love you'. These were the reactions, emotions of some viewers. The movie is not just about a person learning English language, it is about human feelings, it is a universal subject,” said Sridevi to PTI.
The actress is also praises for the debutant director Gauri Shinde, wife of filmmaker R. Balki.
“Gauri is a great director, and it is a first time for me to work with a woman director. I just grabbed the script when I heard it,” she said.
When asked what attracted her most to the movie she said, “I fell for the character of Shashi Godbole. Shashi embodied simplicity and sensitivity. She is a very relatable character because I am a mother and a woman. But my children and husband respect and pamper me.”
Sridevi seemed in top shape in the movie and she credited her fitness to her children and husband.
“My husband and children keep me in shape, no pain no gain,” she said.
The actress said that she is proud of the movie and will proudly show this movie even to her grandkids when she has them.
“This is a movie I can show proudly to my kids and grandchildren, this is also one of my best,” she concluded.