New Delhi: Sridevi returns in and as MOM this Friday. MOM is Sridevi's first Hindi film after Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish - in between she featured in Tamil fantasy film Puli. Just like the films mentioned above, MOM also casts Sridevi as the protagonist in a women-centric film. But this time, she returns with more vigour. MOM actually casts the 53-year-old actor as a mother who is seeking revenge for an unfortunate incident concerning her daughter. Sridevi's character exemplifies what happens "When a woman is challenged" as the teaser revealed. Joining Sridevi on the cast of the film are Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. The Gangs Of Wasseypur actor has already made headlines for his absolutely undecipherable look from the film was unveiled.
- This is Sridevi's first Hindi film after Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish
- Nawazuddin features as a shady character in the film
- Akshaye Khanna has been cast as a cop
Meanwhile, Sridevi's filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor produces the film and has zeroed in July 7 as the date of release. It is also reportedly the same date when Sridevi's debut film Kandhan Karunai hit screens. For the uninitiated, a four-year-old Sridevi co-starred with Tamil star Sivaji Ganesan in the 1967 film.
Sridevi is the reason Nawazuddin actually came on board for MOM. Talking to IANS, he said: "As a viewer I would always wonder how she managed to be so perfect in every film, every character. As a co-actor, I still don't know how she manages to be so flawless in every take. We tend to use superlatives to describe many artistes whom we like. And we often say about an actor or actress that he or she is one of the best. But with Sridevi, I can say with full confidence and certainty that she is the best actor in the world. No two ways about it." Nawazuddin features as a shady character while Akshaye plays a cop in MOM.
Directed by Ravi Udyawar, MOM also features Abhimanyu Singh and Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui and releases tomorrow.