She is a formidable name on Indian television. Now Renuka Shahane is all set to turn director with a Hindi film that will star the indomitable Shabana Azmi in the lead. The sparkling Mithila Palkar who made her very promising large-screen debut in Karwaan last year will also play a prominent role in the film. There were rumours of Kajol also joining the cast. But apparently, the mercurial actress declined the offer.
Confirming these cast members Renuka says, “I am directing a film with Shabanaji and Mithila. There is a third protagonist in the film. I am in the process of finalizing for that part.”
The film spans the lives of three generations of women. This isn’t the first film that Renuka directs. She earlier directed a Marathi film Rita which was a screen adaptation of Renuka’s mother Shanta Gokhale’s novel.