Actress cum filmmaker Renuka Shahane will make her debut as a judge on TV on a popular Marathi comedy show 'Fu Bai Fu'. The new season of the show will begin on Zee Marathi from May 11. Renuka was last seen as one of the contestants of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4', which was judged by Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit.
Earlier, Renuka was also seen as an anchor of shows like 'Surabhi' on Doordarshan with Sidharth Kak, 'Antakshari' on Zee TV with Annu Kapoor. She recently hosted a Marathi talk show on Zee Marathi, 'Yala Jeevan Aise Naav'. She also featured on Sony TV's daily soap (2007) 'Jeete Hai Jiske Liye' with Ayub Khan.
The actress also played lead roles in television serials like 'Kora Kagaz' and 'Sailab'. Renuka, who has been pursuing her acting career for long says that television is no more exciting as an actor for her. "Daily soaps have made actors mechanical. There is no time to think and act which can mould you as an actor. I am ready to do that as a participant, host or judge," says Renuka (PTI).
The actress says that she loves comedy, but never got a scope to show her talent in that genre. “Due to the serious roles I did, I think I got stereotyped." She added "In fact, some years ago, I got an award for a comedy play Yalkot in which I featured in with Nirmiti Sawant, who is now my co-judge in Fu Bai Fu."