Sridevi`s new film to explore travails of not knowing English
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sridevi`s comeback film `English Vinglish` is a fun-filled slice-of-life movie exploring the impact of not knowing the language in everyday life.
In the trilingual movie, which has been shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, Sridevi plays the role of a housewife, who enrols for an English speaking course in order to please her husband and family.
Producer R Balki, while praising the leading lady of the film, said, "Sridevi is natural and was the perfect choice for this role. Not knowing English in our country is a big deal.
"Three things differentiate people here - fame, money and the knowledge of English. The film deals with her insecurities and how she shows the world that speaking the language is not a big deal," Balki said.
`English Vinglish`, set to be released on September 21, marks the comeback of Sridevi after a 14-year sabbatical. The film features French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain and Priya Anand. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be making a guest appearance in the film.
Sridevi was last seen in a full-fledged role in 1997 film `Judaai` with Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar.
`English Vinglish` is director Balki`s wife Gauri Shinde`s directorial debut and produced by Balki and Eros International Media Ltd (EIML).
"With `English Vinglish`, we are excited for Sridevi`s return to acting and with Balki and Gauri at the helm we believe there is a lot of anticipation around the film," Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, EIML said in a release issued here.