Amala Akkineni, who dropped out of her filmy career after marrying Nagarjuna in 1992, is making a comeback to films by playing the lead role in a Mollywood title.
Reports suggest that, after a hiatus of 25 years, the actor is gracing her entry into main roles in the Kerala industry with her next film titled C/o Saira Banu, which will be directed by Antony Sony. She made a brief appearance in Manam and Life is Beautiful earlier in Tollywood.
In this female-centric film, that also stars popular Malayala actor Manju Warrier, Amala will be seen essaying the role of a lawyer, Annie John Tharavadi. She did two movies in Malayalam, opposite Gopi Suresh and Mohanlal in 1991.
“Even though Amala is making a comeback after a quarter of a century, the gap was simply not felt. It was as if someone who bid you goodbye yesterday has re-entered your home today. With a complete absence of unfamiliarity, she gifted me with a friendship that seemed to have been moulded over the years….the location of C/o Saira Bhanu somehow seems sweeter now,” Majnu had posted on Facebook. Manju will be playing the role as post woman in the film.
Meanwhile, Manju recently wrapped up the shooting of psycho thriller Vettah, in which she would play a never-seen-before role of a police commissioner.
Amala acted in over 50 movies in her career in as many as five different languages. The Bharatanatyam dancer is also an animal welfare activist who co-founded Blue Cross in Hyderabad.