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.