Usha Jadhav in `Bhootnath` sequel

PTI| Updated: Nov 17, 2013, 17:28 PM IST

Mumbai: National award-winning Marathi actress Usha Jadhav will be seen sharing the screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in upcoming `Bhootnath` sequel.

Usha has replaced actress Juhi Chawla in `Bhootnath-II` and started shooting for the film from yesterday.

"She is playing the role Juhi had played in the first part. Usha`s character is of a widow and she is quite excited about this project," sources close to the development said.

Usha had earlier acted with Big B in a Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) advertisement.

Usha got her first break in Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Traffic Signal`. She won the national honour for Marathi film `Dhag`.

`Bhootnath` (2008) starred Bachchan as a lovable ghost besides Juhi, Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav in lead roles. Actor Shah Rukh Khan had done a cameo in the film.

This time, Nitesh Tiwari, co-director of last year`s national award-winning film `Chillar Party` will be wilding the megaphone for the sequel.