Choreographer-turned-director Tara is confident that her Telugu directorial debut Barrister Shankar Narayana will showcase the acting prowess of Rajkumar, who is making a comeback to the industry after several years. Rajkumar, a popular television actor, was last seen on the big screen in 2008 Telugu romantic-drama Prema Kosam.
In an interview to IANS, Tara said, "People believe he is only fit for television, but all those will be proven wrong when my film hits the screens. I'm sure this film will be a perfect comeback for him. He plays a street smart lawyer in the film and gets to don different avatars."
The director further said, "It's extremely challenging to migrate from television to cinema. It takes years or one Blockbuster film. Raj has starred in a handful of films, but unfortunately in roles that didn't show his potential. With his role in my film, audiences will get to see his hidden potential."
Tara says direction is tougher than choreographing. "I have learnt dance from a very young age, and therefore teaching it to others wasn't much of a challenge. But, direction is tough because I'm not an expert in it. I'm just learning on the basis of trial and error and by watching work of other directors," she added.
Barrister Shankar Narayana, which is produced by Rajkumar, also features Alangrita, Aliya Trivedi, AV Subramanyam, Hema and Apoorva in important roles.