Gorgeous actor Jayaprada may be a busy politician now, but that doesnâ€™t deter her from signing up films. Yes, she is currently busy a bunch of movies in various languages, seven to be precise.
The actor has the bilingual Kinar/Keni is her kitty right now and it is slated to hit the silver screens soon. Directed by MA Nisshad, Jayaprada plays the lead role, a villager named Indira, in the film. The film, set in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, is all about water scarcity and the need for its conservation.
On her role in the film, the actor has been quoted by the Deccan Chronicle as saying, â€śIndira is as strong and as stubborn as I am in real life. In this film, the hero is the script. After becoming an MLA, I have seen closely the problems that women encounter â€” most of which are very painful. I have seen drought conditions in my constituency Rampur, in states like Rajasthan, UP, and others I visited. I feel this is the right time for the audience to not only enjoy romances unfolding on screen but also see the harsh reality that many women face. These problems need to be voiced on a larger platform to be heard.â€ť
On taking up the role, she said that as a politician, she came across several issues that people had to face in daily lives and that prompted her to do meaningful roles so as to create awareness in the society on a larger scale.
Jayaprada currently has a number of projects in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali film industry. She made her debut with the Telugu movie Bhoomi Kosam in 1974 and has won several awards in her long career including the Nandi Awards and the Filmfare.