Looks like yesteryear actress Lissy is all set to join the likes of actresses like Manju Warier, who made a comeback to movies after their divorce. Reports are coming in that Lissy, after a gap of two decades, will be seen in a Tamil movie.
Apparently, Lissy has been reading many scripts and has zeroed in on a Tamil flick to be directed by Ram, who is famous for "Kattradhu Thamizh" (2007) and "Thangaa Meengal" (2013); his current project is "Taramani". "Thanga Meengal" had fetched him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
"Lissy will play the lead in National Award winning director Ram's next film. It is a mature role, she plays a 45-year-old woman in the film. She is reading several scripts. However, this will be her comeback film. Ram's earlier venture, "Thanga Meengal" had won three National Awards and the Filmfare Award for the Best Film in 2013," reported The Times of India
Lissy was one of the most popular actresses in South Indian cinema, especially Malayalam, during the 1980s and early 1990s. She was known in the industry for being a permanent part of Mohanlal-Priyadarshan movies.
Priyadarshan directed Lissy in about 16 of her movies, the first being "Odaruthammava Aalariyum" in 1984; their last film together was "Chithram" (1988).
Priyadarshan and Lissy made headlines when the couple filed for divorce on 1 December at Madras Family high court, 24 years after their marriage. It is considered the second most high-profile divorce in Malayalm cinema, after Dileep and Manju Warrier.
Earlier reports had suggested that it was their ego clash regarding ownership of the CCL team Kerala Strikers and the production company Four Frames Sound Company that prompted the divorce.
Some unconfirmed reports also claimed that Lissy had demanded ₹80 crore from Priyadarshan for a settlement.
Meanwhile, Malayalam cinema lovers are eagerly waiting to see if Lissy makes a comeback in Malayalam cinema as well, like Manju Warrier.