WATCH: Sridevi gives her midas touch to `English Vinglish`

Updated: Aug 14, 2012, 09:29 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: The lady, the heartthrob of millions, Sridevi is back! The lady who has been on a sabbatical for more than a decade now makes her comeback in debutant filmmaker Gauri Shinde’s ‘English Vinglish’.

The actress plays an Indian housewife who takes up the daunting task to learn English language for her husband and children’s sake.

Shot extensively in USA, the film has Sridevi playing a meaty role and even has Amitabh Bachchan making a cameo appearance in the film.

Gauri Shinde, wife of filmmaker R Balki, says the film is inspired by her mother.

"This film is inspired by my 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.

Incidentally, Sridevi was the first and only choice for the title role of Shashi. "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."

Like Balki, who is known to present all women characters in his films in a very strong light, even Shinde has managed to do the same with ‘English Vinglish’.

"I am a woman and I will show all my women as strong characters," she said.

(With Agency Inputs)