English Vinglish is directed by Gauri Shinde.
The 49-year-old actress, who ruled the Bollywood in late 1980s, was last seen in Judaai. She said she did not miss being away from films. "I was happy being on the other side of the camera, enjoying myself and watching shootings. At the same time I was never away from the industry, I was with my children."
The audience has changed, she feels. "It is a good thing that we (the film) are coming at this good time when people like to see something different," she said.
The script of Shinde's debut film attracted her, she says. "If had got this movie five or ten years ago, I would have (still) done it. I felt as woman, wife, mother I could relate to the character, I liked its simplicity and the subject of the film. I wouldn't have had this (comeback) if this script had not come to me. It all just happened."
"He (husband Boney Kapoor) wanted to produce a film (for me). I heard the subject but nothing excited me where I could leave my children, house and family and be there in the studios." Happy that I am in position to select scripts: Sridevi