Usha Jadhav In Spanish Director Ventura Pons’s Film

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.

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