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Last Updated 19.08.2019 | 3:48 PM IST



French actor Mehdi Nebbou to be seen alongside Sridevi in English Vinglish

Sridevi, who is making her comeback on silver screen after 14 years with Gauri Shinde‘s English Vinglish, has French actor Mehdi Nebbou as her costar in the film.

Mehdi Nebbou started his career with My Sweet Home, where he played the role of Hakim, but it was his portrayal of Ali Hassan Salameh, the terrorist mastermind of the Munich Olympics’ attack in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Munich, that made him famous and won him accolades.

Director Gauri Shinde was very sure that she wanted Nebbou to play the special friend and confidante to Sridevi’s character in English Vinglish as he was physically and emotionally correct for the part. Apparently, Sridevi had never heard of the actor till she met him in New York, but they hit it off from the very first shot.

The film is about linguistic seclusion and the characters speak different languages.
Nebbou’s character apparently speaks only in French in the film; a language Sridevi’s character cannot understand or speak. While Sridevi plays a simple housewife, who doesn’t know how to speak English and enrolls herself in an English speaking course. However, the spoken language is the least important component in the narrative. In fact, very few words get spoken in the film.

English Vinglish is being made in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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