However, after her break-up with Prabhu Deva, Nayanthara made a comeback; Nayanthara began shooting for Krish’s Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum with Rana Daggubati in March 2012, after an 11-months sabbatical. Nayanthara portrayed the role of a journalist in this movie and her performance was also praised, with a reviewer from Sify citing that “Nayanthara does not play the normal commercial glam-doll for a change and she is good. As a reporter, she looks good and her chemistry with Rana is perfect”.

Nayanthara first release in 2013 was Greeku Veerudu alongside Akkineni Nagarjuna. Nayanthara performance was also praised, with a reviewer from Sify citing that “Nayanthara looks beautiful in trendy costumes as well as in designer sarees. Her chemistry with Nagarjuna is equally nice and perfect. After a long Nagarjuna found his best pair”.

Nayanthara next film, Raja Rani opposite Arya was her first Tamil release after three years that had her in a lead role, which was followed by Vishnuvardhan’s Arrambam opposite Ajith Kumar. Both films became very successful.

Nayanthara has completed filming for Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal opposite Udhayanidhi Stalin which is directed by S. R. Prabhakaran and Anamika directed by Shekhar Kammula, which will be her next release. Nayanthara has three more projects, directed by B. Gopal, Pandiraj and M. Raja, coming up, all of them are yet untitled.