Renuka Shahane's character from 3 Storeys is inspired by real life

Feb 13, 2018, 16:05 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Renuka Shahane has been grabbing eyeballs since her first look from 3 Storeys was released. The first look poster and teaser created immense intrigues which were only taking notches higher further with the trailer that released a few days ago

Renuka Shahane
Renuka Shahane goes unidentified in this look for '3 Storeys'.

Renuka Shahane has been grabbing eyeballs since her first look from 3 Storeys was released. The first look poster and teaser created immense intrigue which further heightened with the trailer that released a few days ago. The makers released the trailer for the film where we saw Renuka playing the character of an old Goan lady.

While Renuka was prepping for her role, director Arjun Mukerjee helped her with a video clip of as a reference. The powerpack performer who is seen playing an aged Goan has taken nuances of the character from a real-life woman. Her body language, dialect and the look of her character is inspired by her.

When asked the actress about it, she said, "I got help from a lady Anna Pereira, who's clip Arjun had sent me to do homework on. And she was amazing, I mean whatever I've been in the film is very much Anna Pereira from Juhu. And my hairstylist was also Goan so I had 2-3 people to base my character on."

Renuka was initially stunned when she was narrated her character, as she has never done a role similar or close to this. Narrated by Richa Chadha, the 3 Storeys trailer showcases different narratives, each one untangled between their pasts holding secrets in the present.

3 Storeys is directed by debutante director Arjun Mukerjee, who has had a history of AD filmmaking. Produced by Priya Sreedharan, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Farhan Akhtar, the story promises to make you wonder about people’s 'real' faces.

3 Storeys, presented by B4U Motion Pictures and produced by Excel Entertainment, releases on 9th March 2018.

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