Nasseruddin Shah releases book on Renu Saluja


Mumbai: “I am a film editor and I think a damn good one!” – Renu Saluja.

Nasseruddin Shah, Tom Alter and film critic Maithili Rao released and read the book Invisible – The Art of Renu Saluja. Renu Saluja has been one of the most noted editors with excellent films to her credit. Her career started with Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai in 1980, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro in 1983 and continued with mainstream films like Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, Bandit Queen, Godmother, Bollywood Calling and finally Calcutta Mail released in 2003 was her last edited film. Renu was a four time National Award winner for Best Editor for Parinda, Dharavi, Sardar and Godmother.

Speaking at the launch Nasseruddin Shah said, “Out of 45 films edited by Renu I was in 11 of them. She was much more than an editor, she was a filmmaker. She would quite often attend shooting of her films giving suggestions that would help at the editing stage.”

Writing in the book are people who have been associated with her like Nasseruddin Shah, Kundan Shah, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sudhir Mishra, Ketan Mehta, Amit Khanna, Tom Alter, Om Puri and many more. Richly illustrated with photographs from private collections, this book is priced at Rs 95.