Renuka Shahane to direct her first Hindi movie soon.
Most of the television viewers of the 90s will remember Renuka Shahane as the lively anchor on Surabhi with Siddharth Kak,and later on with Annu Kapoor on Antakshari. She then did a series of gutsy roles in shows such as Sailaab,Ghutan and Kora Kaagaz,before her big screen debut in Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! made her a household name. Shahane has been known to keep a low-profile but now she is set to direct her first Hindi film. Tentatively titled Fame,the film will see Paresh Rawal playing the lead role. She is currently finalising the script and the film will be produced by Shabbir Boxwala.
In the past,Shahane has also directed a Marathi film,Rita,which was a critical as well as commercial success. At the recently held Sundance Screenwriters Lab,one of her scripts,Tribhanga,was selected to be developed into a film.