Renuka Shahane on Direction and Madhuri Dixit

Renuka Shahane on Direction and Madhuri Dixit

Grace and charm personified, Renuka Shahane has always been a delight to watch on television as well as in films. The actress has a captivating smile and a personality that can put the most restless soul to peace in a jiffy. She is now 51 and has her future plans chalked out.

Renuka’s rise to stardom

Mommy to two teenage boys, Renuka started her career with a Marathi movie, Hach Sunbaicha Bhau. Having worked in the Marathi film industry for a while, she was then seen in a popular Hindi television show of the 90’s, Surabhi, with Siddharth Kak. It is this show that made her a popular face and expanded her fan base.

She was one of the leading television actresses in the 90’s and was seen in many popular TV serials like Junoon, Kora Kagaz, and Jeena Isse Ka Naam Hai, besides others. But it was with Hum Aapke Hain Koun! that she rose to fame in Bollywood and stole our hearts playing a darling daughter, a doting elder sister, a loving wife, a caring bahu, and a sweet bhabhi.

Her first directorial venture

The actress took to direction in 2009 with Rita, a movie based on her mother, Shanta Gokhale’s novel. The Marathi film starred Jackie Shroff, Pallavi Joshi, Mohan Agashe, and Suhasini Mulay, besides Renuka. She says, “The experience of directing Rita is something I can’t describe in words. It was my first film and everything about it was special. I also played a role in the film.”

Renuka wants to direct Madhuri

Wife of the veteran actor Ashutosh Rana, Renuka has an inclination for writing and directing. She wants to make a Hindi movie now and is already exploring a few ideas. Last seen in 3 Storeys, she is now looking forward to her next release, Bucket List, where she got to team up with her Hum Aapke Hain Koun! co-actor, Madhuri Dixit after 24 years.

Renuka and Madhuri share a great bond and had a great time on the sets of Bucket List. The actress turned director wishes to direct Madhuri Dixit someday. “Madhuri is a great actor; directing her would be no less than fabulous. Her expressions, smile, dancing skills… Madhuri is like all-in-one,” says Renuka.

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