Adil Hussain & Mehdi Nebbou Interview - English Vinglish

Adil Hussain and Mehdi Nebbou play rivals of sorts in the film English Vinglish but when they came to talk to, they were all smiles. The duo talked about how each of their roles fit into the story, which follows a traditional Indian woman (Sridevi) in New York who takes it upon herself to enroll in English classes—Hussain plays the belittling husband while Nebbou plays one of the woman’s classmates.

Hussain, who will be appearing in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Life of Pi, also shares some anecdotes from the Pi set and even enlists Nebbou for a hilarious improv sketch imitating one of his co-stars.

Interview by Soriyya Bawa, Tribute Entertainment Media Group


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  1. Adil on September 17, 2012 10:51 pm Reply

    Lovely funny interview ,enjoyed thoroughly, Thank you !!

  2. Adil on September 17, 2012 10:52 pm Reply

    Lovely interview , Enjoyed thoroughly.

  3. sunaina on October 8, 2012 10:41 pm Reply

    two yummy men. this mummy was left smiling for a long time!!!! Hope to see more...

  4. Yukta on October 14, 2012 5:50 am Reply

    Yup,She Should have gone with Mehdi not with Adil!!

  5. Anonymous on November 5, 2012 8:42 am Reply

    This is really really awesome. Mehdi, just love you yaar!!!

  6. Anonymous on November 6, 2012 3:05 am Reply

    Great interview. Mehdi is just a sweetheart! How can someone be so handsome & charming and at the same time so down to earth!!!

  7. anita on November 6, 2012 4:13 am Reply

    Mehdi-so lively and so animated.I wish someone will think of casting him in a movie full of laughs. Here is a young man who is very comfortable with the world around him and who is so ready to laugh.I liked his asking who Sridevi should have gone with-'him or me?' Mehdi we haven't seen enough of you.All the best!

  8. Anonymous on November 6, 2012 6:25 am Reply

    I would really love to watch a sequel of EV with Mehdi paired opposite Sridevi. Unfortunately, for this to happen, as Mehdi said Adil would have to be shown dead. But definitely, it would be just fantastic to see more of Mehdi and Sridevi together as couple.

  9. Debashree on November 24, 2012 5:24 am Reply

    Loved the interview... I definitely wanna see the sequel of EV and more of Mehdi n Sridevi... Loved Mehdi n Sridevi in EV...

  10. Daksha on November 28, 2012 6:23 am Reply

    Lov u Mehdi..just lov u...

  11. reshmi on December 2, 2012 7:42 am Reply

    Mehdi Nebbou: Loved his acting! so charming! 🙂

  12. Aki on December 27, 2012 11:43 pm Reply

    I'm so much in love with Mehdi... talented and humble <3 <3 <3

  13. Anonymous on January 9, 2013 5:11 am Reply

    Mehdi... talented and humble , his acting! so charming,
    love u mehdi so much

  14. Anon on January 22, 2013 12:25 am Reply

    *writes plenty of mehdi/sridevi fanfiction*

  15. Anonymous on March 31, 2013 8:20 am Reply

    why do i secretly ship sridevi and mehdi? like not only in the movie but also in real life lol. ahh if only they were both single and ready to mingle~~~

  16. pop on June 4, 2013 9:17 am Reply

    mehdi so sexy and so handsome

  17. V on July 5, 2013 3:33 pm Reply

    They're both super good looking. I fell for Mehdi in this film completely and he seems lovely in real life. And he's gorgeous too. Even Adil can't keep his hands off him! (Just kidding!) But they seem to be pretty friendly. Adil's got a great baritone voice like Mehdi says. I once saw him at a film festival and he does have a certain presence.

  18. manas on August 5, 2013 12:09 pm Reply

    The fact that you feel that Shashi was better off with Mehdi's character testifies that Adil did his part well. One of the most balanced and well- meaning movies I have ever watched!

  19. Roshini on November 11, 2013 8:01 am Reply

    I fell in love with Mehdi. I wish some Bollywood producer would cast him in a fine movie. Laurent a cut of coffee with me now. Luv U

  20. Sonia on March 29, 2014 3:27 pm Reply

    Mehdi, he put his heart and soul into the movie. I totally believed that his heart was broken by Shashi,
    he just loved her, it was in his eyes, his expression. Great actor, I love him.
    Gifted guy,

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