Actress-politician Jaya Prada is returning to films with a lead role in director Sanjay Sharma's paranormal thriller.

The 53-year-old actress, who was last seen in a supporting role in 2013 Kangna Ranaut-starrer 'Rajjo' in 2013, will be play a modern-day queen in the upcoming film.

Jaya Prada to make Bollywood comeback with paranormal thriller
Jaya Prada

Prada said doing the movie was a brave decision for her. "My character Rani Sahiba is glamorous with grey shades. People's expectations have changed and youngsters today are looking for different stories. I have never played such a character, hence doing this film is a really brave decision. And I trust my director Sanjay Sharma too," Prada said in a statement.

The yet-to-be-titled film will be shot in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Apart from this, the actress has also bagged a lead role in a Malayalam film.