'English Vinglish' - the biggest premiere of the year

Published: October 5, 2012
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Sridevi graced the premiere with her family including Boney Kapoor, daughter Jhanvi and Kushi. PHOTO: FILE

Sridevi graced the premiere with her family including Boney Kapoor, daughter Jhanvi and Kushi. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: Actress Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish Thursday turned to be the biggest premiere of the year so far where the entire film fraternity came to cheer this diva who is appearing on the big screen after 15 years.

Sridevi graced the premiere with her family including Boney Kapoor, daughter Jhanvi and Kushi.

Sridevi’s 15-year-old daughter Jhanvi said: “I am so proud she is the coolest mom.”

Among other celebrities and women actresses who came to cheer Sridevi were Tabu, Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kangna Ranaut, Tisca Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Ayesha Takia, Konkona Sen Sharma and Sonali Kulkarni.

Shilpa who seems to be a huge fan of Sridevi told reporters: “Sridevi is in her own league and we are nothing in front of her.”

Madhuri came with her husband Sriram Nene. Madhuri was a rival of Sridevi in the 1980s.

Madhuri said: “I wish her all the best.”

Besides the leading ladies, many actors and film makers came to support her and they included megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Ashutosh Gowariker, Ramesh Sippy, Sanjay Kapoor and Anees Baazmee.

Directed by Gauri Shinde and produced by R Balki English Vinglish releases Oct 5.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Dr Mishra
    Oct 5, 2012 - 10:38PM

    The south has given us Hema Malini, Waheeda and Vayjantimala.

    Sridevi is the personification of grace and beauty as the pic shows. ‘Dharti par saudarya ka hastaakshar !!’

    Happy to translate the last bit

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  • Giri
    Oct 6, 2012 - 3:58AM

    Forgot Rekha and Jaya Prada?

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  • Iyan
    Oct 6, 2012 - 9:01AM

    Forgot Padmini of Jis Desh mein Ganga behti hai fame ? Vidya Balan and Asin of Gajini fame are also Southies although they are not of the old set.

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  • vinay
    Oct 6, 2012 - 2:48PM

    Aishwarya Rai … from Mangalore !!!!!!

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  • Sharma
    Oct 6, 2012 - 11:49PM

    The most of southie actress are basically brahmins the same people who migrated from North in last 1000 years!

    Mangalor and konkan is western region!

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  • Dr Mishra
    Oct 7, 2012 - 12:38AM

    haha okay guys forgot these ‘dakshin’ sundaris. How come no Pakistanis commenting here ?

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  • gp65
    Oct 27, 2012 - 3:26AM

    @Dr Mishra: You forgot Rekha.

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  • mano
    Nov 4, 2012 - 3:42PM

    @ sharma. u are wrong, please keep the facts correct. south india has its own oldest tradition called dravidians,its different from aryans in north who migrated from central asia and persia( modern day iran) dravidians( south indians) are the original people of india. infact brahmins originated from south india. and during the culture mix, aryans and dravidians are mixed, now if u take any indian in any part of india, they have both mix of genes m2 halogroup. so any south india will have dravidian gene and aryan gene, and any north indian will have dravidian gene and aryan gene. so its difficult at this point who is migrated where?. at last we are all indians thats all it matters. no need to differentiate us north and south. all south indian actresses are not brahmins infact very few are brahmins
    @ mishra. if u take vyjantimala ( brahmin iyengar). waheeda( muslim), hema malini( brahmin iyer), rekha( not brahmin), jaya prada( not brahmin), sridevi( not brahmin), aishwarya rai( not brahmin) shilpa shetty( not brahmin) asin( not brahmins) vidya balan( not brahmin), meenakshi sheshadri( brahmin), padmini( brahmin), divya bharati( not brhamin and list goes on
    most south indian actress are not brahmins and even brahmin ones are dravidians, not entirely aryans. Mano reddy, culturalist-specilaist, colardo,usa

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