"There's something about South Indian superstars; they are so unbelievably down to earth and unassuming," says writer/director of English Vinglish, Gauri Shinde. "It was a mere phone-call and he was on board. And we were thrilled. Ajith hadn't been working on a film for a while and as soon as we said, its with Sridevi, he said Yes almost immediately. Like most of us, he was also a fan."
"And I can't tell you how humble he was. The cast and crew were sort of in awe and deeply in love with him from the word go. He even tried to help out move the lights and he kept asking us what else he could do. We had him for just one day - we chased him to sit down and relax. He's just one of the loveliest people ever."