Sridevi will make her comeback in September this year with English Vinglish. And apart from working with French actor Mehdi Nebbou, the actor has apparently performed her famous sensuous rain number, Kaate nahi kat te… from Mr India (1987) for this project. Rumour has it that the song also features co-actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has an extended cameo in the film.
It’s learnt that the song was filmed during an outdoor schedule in the US and Canada, while it was snowing. When we last checked, the film’s crew was discussing whether to include the song in their final cut or just use it for promotions, considering it was not shot on a professional camera. Despite several efforts, debutant director Gauri Shinde, director R Balki’s wife, couldn’t be contacted. She sent an SMS saying she was in a recording and wouldn’t be able to speak.
In the meantime, the film will most probably be screened at the Toronto Film Festival in mid-September. Sridevi plans to take her daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, with her to Canada for the screening. “It’s Sridevi’s comeback film. And for her film to go to the Toronto Film Festival is a big deal. We want to take her daughters along,” says the spokesperson for the film.
Sridevi plays a housewife in the film. Her character enrolls for an English-speaking course to please her family. English Vinglish also features Adil Hussain. Nebbou will accompany Sridevi, Gauri and Balki to Canada. Earlier, Aamir Khan’s Laagan (2001) was screened at the same festival.