When it comes to ad filmmaking, Gauri Shinde doesn't need any guidance. But for her first feature film "English Vinglish", which marks Sridevi's comeback to big screen, she takes useful tips from her husband, director R. Balki, as he has already proved his mettle with "Cheeni Kum" and "Paa".
"I started directing even before R. Balki started. I have been directing for years now. I was an ad filmmaker. But feature (film) was something new for me. Of course, I would take tips from Balki for direction when it comes to feature films," Shinde told IANS.
The unusual promo was Balki's idea.
"I would say it was Balki's thought to make this unusual promo. I just shot it. But I would say it was a team work, we worked together. The response to the promos has been great overall."
When asked what was the trick, Gauri said: "I believe it was the script that convinced Sridevi to do the film."
Produced by Balki, "English Vinglish" is slated for a Sep 21 release.