Actor Nandita Das is all set to make her comeback to Telugu industry after a decade with the upcoming film 'Virataparvam'. The actress-turned-director is thrilled as well as nervous about her return but stated that she accepted the movie because she believed in the director's vision.
"I am doing the film for the script, the director's vision and the role. Had no idea who I was replacing and how does it matter. In Hyderabad, started shooting for the film. Nervous about speaking Telugu," she said in a statement.
Directed by Venu Udugala, 'Virataparvam' stars Rana Daggubati and Sai Pallavi in lead roles.
Stating that she's looking forward to scenes with Rana Daggubati, she added, "The director and the crew were really professional and friendly, and it was an absolute delight working with Sai Pallavi - an amazing actor and person. I look forward to working with Rana Daggubati in the second schedule."
Nandita said she plays a short but significant character.
"I'm shooting for a film, that too in a language I speak after over a decade! But once I was on set, the whole atmosphere brought back the joy of being part of strong stories without having the responsibilities of being the director," she said.
Based in the 1990s, the film sheds light on the Maoist movement, specifically the moral dilemma that prevailed during then.
Earlier, Bollywood actress Tabu was roped in to play the role. However, Tabu walked out of the project due to date issues. She is now acting in Allu Arjun's upcoming film Ala Vaikuntapuramlo.