For Gauri Shinde, celebrations are pretty much in order even though almost two years have passed by since the release of her debut feature film ENGLISH VINGLISH. While the film has been seeing mainstream release across continents in the months gone by and is seeing some good adulation and moolah coming in equal measures, its massive success in Japan has been unprecedented. So much so that a month after its release in Japan, it is already on a record breaking spree and is now next only to Aamir Khan’s 3 IDIOTS in terms of being the second highest grossing Bollywood film there by collecting US $ 420,000.
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Says Gauri, ”Aaah, isn’t that wonderful? In fact every time I say to myself that it is enough of ENGLISH VINGLISH and I have to move on, something like this comes up. It is beyond words as the constant recognition that ENGLISH VINGLISH is getting worldwide is surreal to say the least.”
Eros, which is behind the film and is making sure that the Sridevi starrer transcends boundaries and turns out to be a true blue international success, is bullish as well and is leaving no stones unturned to give it the kind of attention it deserves, considering its universal theme. Meanwhile, Gauri is already working on putting together her next and is pretty much sure that it would belong to an altogether different genre when compared to ENGLISH VINGLISH.
”Yes, for me as a creative person, done is done and life goes on. I have been ideating on what I kick-start next,” says Gauri, ”As for my association with Sridevi, it is something to be relished and cherished for a lifetime. It is my luck that I met someone like her.”
We are glad that the two of you came together to make this film.