MUMBAI: Sridevi and her ‘English Vinglish’ director Gauri Shinde will soon take centrestage to promote their film. Yes, it’s going to be an all-women’s show as the release date September 21 approaches for English Vinglish.
After much deliberation the film’s producers R. Balki and Eros Entertainment have decided to stick to the original date and not get scared off by Kareena Kapoor and ‘Heroine’.
Says Balki, “We believe every film, no matter what the gender of its protagonist, has its own audience. I am sure Madhur Bhandarkar’s film will be very exciting. But the prospect of seeing Sridevi again is equally exciting.”
Having had his say Balki will now move into the shadows. “Let the two ladies have their say. I have done what I had to. I’m just the film’s producer. Now it’s up to Sri and Gauri to take the film to the audience.”
Both Sridevi and Gauri Shinde are painfully shy of speaking in public. We believe their respective husbands have been giving them pep-talk at home as to how to field uncomfortable questions from the press and public.
Interestingly Amitabh Bachchan did a cameo absolutely free of cost for English Vinglish. Says Balki, “With Amitji I wouldn’t dare to discuss money. ”