Disheartened by the treatment allotted to political extremist Irom Sharmila, who as of late finished her 16-year old yearning strike, Renuka Shahane has offered to host her. A newspaper quotes the on-screen character saying that her mom Shanta Gokhale has composed a play, The Fair One, about Sharmila's battles.
Though Renuka has never met the activist, she admires her courage and determination. She is quoted saying, “I am sad that she (Sharmila) is branded a traitor. They were supporting her when she had a tube up her nose and how have disowned her. Why? It is because of her that I know of Armed Forces Special Powers Act.”
In the mean time, Renuka is likewise scripting two movies, Tribhang, a Marathi-English bilingual, and a Marathi dark satire.