Sridevi is India’s only true pan Indian female superstar
Sridevi is making a comeback with English Vinglish which will be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival this year which is going to be held between September 6 and 16.
Marking the directorial debut of Gauri Shinde, filmmaker R. Balki’s wife English Vinglish will be premiered on September 14 and the entire team will be traveling for the premiere including Gauri, Balki, Sridevi, actor Adil Hussain and French actor Mahdi Nebbou who plays an important part in the film.
This is a quite an achievement for English Vinglish as the organizing committee of Toronto International Film Festival had taken a stand on never premiering a Bollywood movie again following their miffed experience with the Mausam debacle.
Sridevi is playing the character of a woman who does not know English and in turn is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The story follows her transformation and how she eventually overcomes her insecurity.
R. Balki is overwhelmed and shares, "The whole team is thrilled that our film has been chosen in the ‘Galas’ section for a world premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. It’s an honor when your film is being showcased alongside films by Billy Bob Thornton, Roger Michell, Robert Redford, Mike Newell, Ben Affleck and Mira Nair. Gauri and I are personally very excited. And hope the world cheers the comeback of Sridevi – India’s only true pan Indian female superstar."