Sreedevi may be staging a comeback in films with English Vinglish, after 15 years (her last film, Judaai, was released in 1997). But her long absence only seems to have made her more desirable in the distribution community. For, the worldwide distribution rights of her comeback film have been acquired by Eros for as much as Rs. 18-20 crore!
Yes, that’s true. Such a high price for a female-oriented film must be a record. Not just female-oriented, even the male cast members in the film are all new actors. The film, being produced by Balki and directed by his wife, Gauri Shinde, is also being made in Tamil and Telugu, besides Hindi. The film is currently being shot in Manhattan and reports from the location have it that the unit is thrilled with the comeback actress’ acting genius. Almost half the unit members are American and it is not rare for the goras to clap with glee every time Sreedevi gives a difficult shot with effortless ease.