Looking forward to meaty roles in Bollywood: Usha Uthup

By Hindustan Times

She took the audience by surprise appearing in 7 Khoon Maaf and singer Usha Uthup says she is looking forward to some meaty roles in Bollywood now.

The 64-year-old singer played a loyal help to Priyanka Chopra's character in the film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. She even lent her voice to
the hit song Darling in the film. "I am waiting for good roles, looking for something meaty. In the meantime I have done a bit of acting in Kerala and Bengal. I hope I get some offers in Bollywood, another good role like I did in 7 Khoon Maaf," Usha told PTI.

She is nominated in the best playback singer category alongwith Rekha Bhardwaj for the track Darling at the upcoming IIFA awards. The song has already got her a Filmfare award this year. "I hope I win the IIFA award too," said Usha.

Besides being nominated, the singer is going to perform at the IIFA Rocks in Singapore on June 8, the night before the awards ceremony. She will be performing in collaboration with Leslie Lewis and Hariharan to mark 100 years of Indian Cinema.

"The combination of me, Hariharan and Leslie Lewis is amazing. Who would imagine the three of us teaming up? Our performance is a tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema. It's been a real tough call shortlisting songs from so many decades and from among hundreds of hit tracks," she said.

This is the first time she would be collaborating professionally with Lewis and Hariharan. Usha says she is looking forward to the performance as they have been friends for years.

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