Mumbai, Oct 21: Sridevi, who is shooting in one of the most crowded areas of New York for Gauri Shinde’s debut film ‘English Vinglish’, is homesick and missing her daughters.
Just after her father-in-law Surinder Kapoor’s demise, Sridevi left for the shoot in New York.
Not being emotionally up to it at the moment, the actress has taken husband Boney along for moral support, says a source.
‘Sridevi would be shown shooting in some of the most crowded and difficult parts of New York. She will have to be shown mingling with commuters and crowds. A shy person by nature, it’s taking Sridevi a lot of willpower to get herself out on the streets to shoot in the bustle and jostle of New York.’
Says another source: ‘Sri was reluctant to leave so soon after the family tragedy and would’ve asked for a postponement. Considering the steep production costs and the fact that Sridevi features in nearly every frame of the film, she left as soon as she could.’
‘Striking down the earlier plan that she would shoot alone, Boney Kapoor accompanied her to New York since she didn’t want to be alone there,’ he added.
Apparently, the actress is already homesick and missing her daughters, but determined to shoot without them as she doesn’t want them to miss school.
Speaking from New York, producer R. Balki said: ‘Around 80 percent of ‘English Vinglish’ has to be shot in New York. There are 85 avenues in for Sridevi to explore during the 50-day schedule. It’s tough because Sri is an instantly recognised face among Indians in the US.’