Sridevi is hero of my film: Gauri Shinde

Mumbai: Gauri Shinde, debutant director of the film `English Vinglish` that marks Sridevi`s comeback, claimed here that she never thought about the actress while penning the script.

Directed by R Balki`s wife Gauri revolves around Sridevi and her struggle with the English language. "Sridevi is the hero of the film," Gauri, who is R Balki`s wife told reporters here, unveiling the first look of `English Vinglish`.

"When I was writing the script I never thought of casting anyone. I never had Sridevi in my mind. Balki met Boney Kapoor and Sridevi and they asked what he was doing these days. It was then that he mentioned to them about the script that I was writing. Sridevi liked the idea that Balki told her. Then I narrated the script to her and she agreed to do it," she said.

Gauri said that the idea for her film came from her mother. "My mother was the inspiration for this film. Most people in India struggle with this language. It is the insecurity and insensitivity that I have shown in the film," she said.

Incidentally, Amitabh Bachchan has done a cameo in `English Vinglish`. "I am happy that he is part of the film. He has been a lucky mascot for my husband Balki," she said.