Sridevi’s diva status is not just a label. It is a richly-earned designation bestowed on her by her lifelong fans(me included) after watching her build her equity brick by brick.
Last seen, she was the undisputed queen in English Vinglish. A sneak –peak into her new film Mom revealsSridevi at the crest of her power. So good is her performance that Nawazuddin who has just three scenes with her fumbled stumbled and mumbled and forgot his lines.
Nawaz admits this is a first for him
Advance reports of Mom are so brilliant that proud producer Boney Kapoor(who just happens to be Sridevi’s husband) is already planning his next move with his inhouse diva.
Yes, the long-in-the-pipeline Mr India 2 is back on the track now, finally. Sridevi and her original co-star AnilKapoor return to play their original roles while another young pair would also be featured in pivotal parts.
Says a source close to the development, “The idea is to take the story forward but not just for doing’s sake.We wanted a solid plot and we’ve got it.”
At the moment we can tell you that Sridevi and Anil Kapoor will recreate the original’s magic. But not withShekhar Kapoor to direct them. Sadly Shekhar has declined to direct the sequel. The search is on for a new director.Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra and Mom’s director Ravi Udyawar are strong contenders.