While several film stars look towards joining active politics after a successful run in cinemas, this veteran actress-turned-politician is heading back to her previous profession.
The beautiful Jaya Prada, who rose to fame first through Telugu films and then in Bollywood, said that she is now looking forward to get back as an actress in Tollywood.
According to a report by Gulte, at the teaser launch event of her upcoming Telugu film 'Sarabha' at Prasad Labs in Chennai, Jaya Prada said that she has taken a break from politics and that she is looking forward to act in films.
'I am happy to make comeback to Telugu cinema with a good film like Sarabha. I think Telugu filmmakers have stopped approaching me considering I was busy in politics. As I have now taken a break from politics, I am looking forward to do good Telugu films and I hope Sarabha will give confidence to producers to approach me again,' the former MP said.
She said she is acting in different languages like Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam movies and also said that four of her movies will release in October.
The teaser launch was also attended by Mega Star Chiranjeevi.
Jaya Prada had joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1994 at the invitation of its founder NT Rama Rao. After Rao’s health started deteriorating while he was the chief minister of the then undivided Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu took over the party reins. Prada too joined the Chandrababu Naidu faction of the party. She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha representing Andhra Pradesh in 1996.
She then joined Samajwadi Party (SP) and contested from Rampur parliamentary Constituency in UP during the 2004 General election and got elected. She was re-elected in 2009.
She was expelled from SP after she sided with Amar Singh. They floated the Rashtriya Lok Manch, in 2011, but failed to win a single seat.
In 2017 she has already acted in a Tamil film, returning to the industry after ten years, and also in the Malayalam film Kinnaru.