Jaya Bachchan has largely stayed away from the movies after her marriage to Amitabh Bachchan in 1973, apart from a stray Silsila here and a Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa there.
She made a few exemptions for Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ha as well as Khalid Mohamed's Fiza.
She last shot for Rituparno Ghosh's Sunglass in 2012, where she was paired with Naseeruddin Shah for the first time. The film never got released.
Now she is back in front of the camera, and that too for the first time in Marathi cinema.
The film is being directed by the prolific Marathi director Gajendra Ahire, who has directed 50 films. His films like Shevri, Anumati and The Silence have been critical and commercial successes.
Ahire will direct Jayaji in March, in a film that will be completed in 20 days.