Veteran actress Jaya Prada, who is making a comeback to Tamil and Telugu filmdom after a decade, says she is glad she chose to return with a good project like “Yaagam”, a socio-fantasy bilingual.
“People stopped approaching me with offers because they thought I was busy in politics. But the truth is I was on the lookout for good projects all along,” Jaya Prada, whose last Telugu and Tamil outing released in 2007, told IANS.
“When director Narasimha Rao approached me with the script of ‘Yaagam’, which I really liked, I saw it as a good opportunity to return to two industries. I’m glad I chose this as my comeback film,” she said.
In Tamil, she was last seen playing Kamal Haasan’s pair in “Dasavatharam”. She played a Punjabi character.
Her last Telugu film was Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer “Maharathi”.
“Yaagam” has been simultaneously shot in Telugu as “Sharaba”.
The film also stars Aakash, Mishti Chakraborty and Napoleon among others.
“It’s a very ambitious film. I was convinced with the way the director narrated the story. I don’t think I could have made a comeback with a much better film,” she said.
She plays Napoleon’s pair in the film, which is high on visual effects.
“While the story is about good versus evil, there’s a moving sub-plot about a mother and son. I’m sure audiences will like the overall treatment of the film,” she added.