Leh: National award winning actress Usha Jadhav is likely to sign films in Malayalam and Bengali.
Usha, who won the national award for her Marathi film "Dhag", has got an offer for a Malayalam film from director Bijukumar Damodaran.
"I have got the offer but I am yet to sign it on dotted line. I have liked my part in the film I would sign the film soon. I want to explore all kind of cinema and this is my first step towards it. It is a challenge to do films in other languages," Usha told PTI on the sidelines of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF).
"Both are interesting projects. I know a bit of Bengali but I am alien to Malayalam language. But I am ready to learn it," she said.
Usha, who appeared in many TV commercials, started her career in films with Madhur Bhandarkar's "Traffic Signal".
After that she did a small role in the Deepti Naval's directorial debut "Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish".
She will be seen next as Kay Kay Menon's wife in a Hindi film titled "Rahasya" and a Marathi film with director Anant Mahadevan's "Uchalya" based on Laxman Gaikwad's poignant autobiography.
Usha says life has taken a 360 degree turn after she won the National award.
"People are taking me seriously. They are respecting me... They are taking my work seriously. I am getting a lot more offer for lead roles. But it gets difficult to say no to a film. I am looking to do meaningful roles but I would love to do a romantic film," she said.