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Rekha takes cues from Sridevi

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 23, 2013
First Published: 16:21 IST(23/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:40 IST(23/1/2013)

Last year, Sridevi made a successful return to Bollywood with English Vinglish. Her character Shashi's resolve to learn English and earn her family's respect won her a lot of appreciation.

It seems Rekha, who was last seen in the 2010 dud Sadiyaan, is playing similar character in her next film, Super Nani. Co-star Sharman Joshi reveals, "It's an exciting, out-of-the-box film, in the space of English Vinglish. It's also something Rekha has done before - lots of drama, comedy and entertainment."

Explaining the similarity of Rekha's character to Sri's Shashi, Sharman says, "It's about the disappearance of grace and dignity in a grandmother's life, and how she gets it back with the help of her grandson."

Super Nani is adapted from a Marathi play, and also stars Randhir Kapoor opposite Rekha. An excited Sharman says, "The play, Bai Mari Boundary, is a family comedy-drama. Besides Rekha, I'm getting to work with Randhir Kapoor, another legend. For me, it's a great learning experience on and off the sets."

Sharman earlier worked with Rekha over a decade ago in Lajja (2001). "I played her son in that film. This time, I play her grandson," he says. His co-star in the film will be Indra Kumar's daughter, Shweta Kumar.

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