Yup thats right! The Irish-Bengali actress is coming back to K-town!

She made her debut with the Tamil film, Mythili Ennai Kaathali, in 1986, and became quite a sensation overnight. After working in all the south language films, and even in Bollywood, Amala quit the industry post her marriage. Though she’d made a comeback in Tollywood a few years ago, her last Kollywood venture was the 1991 release, Karpoora Mullai. And now, after 28-odd years, the actress is all set to reappear on Tamil screens with Sharwanand-RituVarma’s film, which is being directed by Shree Karthick.

The producer wasnt sure is she was keen on doing feature films then, but decided to give it a try. They met her for a narration a few months ago. After hearing her character sketch, she sounded excited and said this was the kind of script she was willing to do in Tamil.

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Talking about her role, Karthick, who comes from a short and ad film background, says,

“It’s a solid mother character — to Sharwanand — and not somebody who just breezes through the screen for the sake of it. It’s a strong character and has to give out that positive vibe as well.”

While writing this character, he only had Amala in mind because she has a pleasant face and a smile that can spread cheer. Since she hadn’t acted in Tamil for so many years, she’ll also add that freshness factor to the script.

The film is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, and she has already started shooting for her portions in Hyderabad. She’s speaking in both these languages, and she is very fluent in Tamil.

Welcome back Amala!