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03-26-2013, 09:58 PM #1
It does seem a bit unreal: Usha Jadhav on National AwardUsha Jadhav, who started her career in cinema with a small role in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Traffic Signal", has come a long way in just six years. Today she stares at the National Award for best actress for her work in Marathi film "Dhag" with some disbelief and a lot of gratitude.
"It does seem a bit unreal. I knew my performance in 'Dhag' had been applauded. But to have beaten all my favourite actresses like Sridevi, Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra is something that is yet to sink in. The competition was so tough this year. I didn't think I stood a chance," said Usha.
The role of a mother hoping to see her son make a better life for himself almost fell into Usha's lap.
"I heard director Shivaji Lotan Patil was looking for an actress to play the part. I sent him my pictures and some of my work. And within two days I was on," she said....being a human...