Athiloka Sundari Sridevi is making her comeback to movies with English Vinglish. Gauri Shinde, wife of filmmaker R. Balki is debuting as a director with “English Vinglish”. According to the director, the film and Sridevi’s characterization in the movie is inspired by her mom. “Like most people in India struggle with this language, it’s just the insensitivity and insecurity that made me do this film,” Shinde said.
Asked how she managed to cast Sridevi in her debut film, she said: “While writing the script, I did not think of anyone. When Balki met Boney and Sridevi, they asked him what was he doing at that time. Balki mentioned about me writing a script. Sridevi liked the subject and I narrated the script to her and it just happened.”
“English Vinglish” is slated for release Oct 5.