Eighteen years after Sridevi portrayed the greedy wife of a middle class man in the 1997 film Judaai, also starring Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar; she will once again work for her husband and producer Boney Kapoor.
The character of Kajal Verma in Judaai may have won the diva a lot of awards, but her crowning glory was her comeback film in 2012, Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish, where she plays a modest housewife who decides to learn English in order to gain her husband and daughter's respect. The film was noteworthy not just as a comeback film, but also because it showed us what a fantastic actress Sridevi is!
Producer Boney Kapoor will now once again make a woman-centric film for his wife after eighteen long years! As per a report in mumbaimirror.com, this time it is a woman's journey revolving around a mother-daughter relationship. Casting for an actress to play a daughter is currently underway.
Popular ad filmmaker Ravi Udyawar, will debut as the director and he has also scripted the film. "The story had been written with Sridevi in mind. Boney loved it and immediately came on board," said a source in the report.
Word was that Akshara Haasan, daughter of Kamal Haasan, who featured opposite Sridevi in Sadma, will play her daughter in the film. But Boney dismisses the rumours saying, "Akshara is not in the film. Yes, it is a woman-centric drama, but not a remake of any film. It is not titled Mother."