English Vinglish from back in 2012 was one of the films to achieve the trinity of having a terrific story, relatability, and social commentary while also being a memorable watch. Shashi Godbole, one of Sridevi's most recognisable personas, made us think so much of our mothers. English Vinglish, a film that brought tears to our eyes and laughter to our mouths, turns 10 this year. The cast and crew of the movie, together with writer and director Gauri Shinde, hosted a panel discussion today to commemorate this historic milestone.
Guests like Producer of the film R Balki, Producer and Director Boney Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Saiyami Kher and Cast and crew of the film - Navika Kotia, Shivansh Kotia, Dir. Gauri Shinde, Lyricist Swanand Kirkire, Rajeev Ravindranathan, Cinematography Laxman Utekar and Lyricist-Screenwriter Kausar Munir.
The writer and director Gauri Shinde shared “Making English Vinglish was one of the best things that happened to me. To have the opportunity to work with Sridevi who at the time was on a sabbatical, was a miracle in itself. Her presence was the most prominent even beyond the camera’s lens. Not having her here today is still the most saddening thing. But being here with the rest of the cast and crew, talking about our memories of her and the movie felt great.”
Sridevi's famous sarees will be auctioned off, with the money raised going toward educating young women, it was announced at the panel discussion's conclusion. Gauri said, "I've always wanted Sridevi to walk the runway in her sarees at a fashion show. That is what Sridevi would have preferred. This auction is significant and really special to me because, regrettably, that is no longer possible. Post the announcement everyone cherished the fil yet again as it was screened on the special occasion.