After Bollywood actresses like Sonali Bendre, Urmila Matondkar, Tisca Chopra, Gurleen Chopra, Priyanka Chopra made their debut in Marathi, few Hindi television actresses like Navni Parihar, Sulagna Panigrahi, also performed in Marathi films. Now, one more Hindi television actress Ulka Gupta, who played little Laxmibai in the serial ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’, will be making her debut in Marathi films. Along with her newcomer Ganesh Tovar will also be making his debut in Marathi.
Ulka is playing lead role in upcoming Marathi film ‘Odh’- The Attraction’ produced by S.R.Tovar and directed by Dinesh Thakur. The story of this film revolves around strong friendship existing between a boy and a girl of same age. At present the shooting of this film is going on at Latur, Tuzapur and Takviki in Maharashtra. Ulka who has also worked in south Indian films (Andhra Pori, which was a remake of Marathi film Timepass), is well conversant with Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and English languages. Now, she is taking lessons in Marathi, for acquiring proficiency of this language too.
The film’s story and screenplay is by director Dinesh Thakur, while music is by Pravin Kunvar and cinematography by Ravikant Reddy. The other artistes of this film are Mohan Joshi (who plays Ulka’s father in this film), Bhau Kadam, Bharat Ganeshpure, Shashikant Ketkar and Jaywant Bhalekar.