National award winning actress Usha Jadhav, in the news for her startling revelations of sexual favour-seeking in the Indian film industry, left for Spain this week to shoot for her first international film.
We can tell you it is directed by Spain’s most successful director Ventura Pons whose 18 feature films in the Catalan language has earned him a fan -following across the world.
Usha plays one of the pivotal characters in Ventura Pons’ new musical entitled Shake It Baby.
Speaking just before she took off for Spain Usha expressed a great deal of excitement about the project. “It’s not about going global or international. For me the language of cinema is universal. I am equally comfortable in Marathi and Hindi.Or any other language.”
What makes Usha’s first foray into international cinema exciting, is the unusual language and genre. “The film is in the Catalan language . It is a language in Spain hardly known to us in India.I play an Indian girl. Also, this film is exciting for me because it is a song and dance film.Though India and Bollywood are known for musicals I am not offered a chance to dance at home.”
Most of Usha’s roles are in the realm of realism, hence ironically this sojourn in Spain offers her a chance do a ‘Bollywood’styled musical.
Shake It Baby is to be shot in Barcelona, Girona, Mallorca and London. Usha Jadhav will be shooting in these cities for most of May and some June.
“I look forward to some rewarding shooting and fun times in Spain where I’ve never been before,” The National award winner for her performance in the Marathi film Dhaag, exulted before taking off.