Jaya Prada glad to a comeback with Yaagam
The veteran actress stars opposite Napolean in the film which is simultaneously being made in Telugu as Sharaba
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," says Jaya Prada, whose last Telugu and Tamil outing released in 2007.
"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 both industries. I'm glad I chose this as my comeback film," she adds.
In Tamil, she was last seen playing opposite Kamal Haasan in Dasavatharam. She played a Punjabi character in the film. Her last Telugu film was the 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 better film," she says.
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.