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Sridevi: I definitely want to do more films

December 28, 2012 14:00 IST
Sridevi in English VinglishSridevi's performance in English Vinglish was praised highly and the film enjoyed a successful run at the box office. The actress is promoting the film all over again for its television premiere on Zee Cinema on December 29.

She has shot three customised promos only for the small screen. The channel has also launched a portal to teach housewives English, in keeping with the theme of the film.

Sridevi can only hope that all the excitement that greeted the film continues with television audiences.

"Since the release, something or the other exciting is happening. Hope the excitement continues. The families, who were not able to get out and watch the film, will be able to watch it on TV," she says.

And whether any one else watches or not "my husband (Boney Kapoor) is definitely going to watch it," she smiles.

She says she watches films with her family in the theatre, "but I like to watch good films again on television like Taare Zameen Par, Wanted, 3 idiots and No Entry."

The film she enjoyed watching the most recently is Life of Pi -- "It's fantastic!"

The hugely successful actress had not acted in a film for 15 years before making a comeback with English Vinglish.

What warmed her heart the most among all the praise she received was that after the English Vinglish premiere at the Toronto Film Festival "we received a standing ovation."

The film has had a salutary effect. "Some men have said that they have changed their behaviour towards their wives. Some mothers and wives have come up to me and said their husband's attitude and children's behaviour has changed. So all thanks to the film," she says smiling.

Kareena Kapoor had said, without any hesitation, that the Filmfare Best Actress award should be given to Sridevi for her work in English Vinglish.

"I really want to thank her," Sridevi gushes. "It was really sweet of her to say such nice things. I adore all of them from Katrina Kaif to Priyanka Chopra to Deepika Padukone. Vidya Balan is superb. Kareena is beautiful and a natural actress. I loved her item number Fevicol Se in Dabbang."

Ask her to list her best five Hindi films and she names Mr India, Sadma, Chalbaaz, Lamhe and English Vinglish.

Would she judge a reality show on television? "Not that I don't get any offers, but it hasn't worked out. It's very difficult for me to tell someone that his/her performance is not great, especially when they have put in so much hard work. I don't think I can do justice being a judge on the show."

So what kind of work is she expecting in the New Year? "I don't plan things, I didn't know that I would be doing English Vinglish, it just happened. "If I get some exciting offers, I will definitely want to do more films. But this time it will not be after a gap of 15 years!" she says.

Rajul Hegde in Mumbai