Mumbai: The 77- year- old singing sensation, Asha Bhosle, has been lending her voice as playback singer for over five decades is all geared up to try her acting skills. She will be making her full-fledged debut as an actor in Hindi film 'Maaee'.

According to Bhosle, she took up the project written and directed by Mahesh Kodiyal for "fun". "I have been singing since childhood and over the years sang songs from different languages across the globe. I can't be repeating myself and was looking for some new opportunity till 'Maaee' came along a fortnight ago," Asha said.

She says that she had no qualms about teaming up with a writer-director who is a newcomer. "Even I am a newcomer as an actor," she said.

Asha refused to reveal details about the film and her role except saying that 'Maaee' meant mother. "It is a story set in the urban upper middle class in Mumbai with a social message. Padmini Kolhapure plays my daughter," she said.

The veteran will also be lending her voice to a song which will be filmed on her.

Asha recalled that she had done small roles in Marathi film 'Te Maze Baal' and Master Vinayak's 'Badi Maa' in which Noorjehan was the heroine, as child artiste.

"In 'Badi Ma', I don't remember the song where I am dressed in a bengali saree and singing. However, since then I was scared to act and standing before the camera. Perhaps, I did not like the hardships faced during outdoor shootings. But in 'Maaee', there is nothing like that," Asha added.

 

(Agencies)