Exclusive! Renuka Shahane on Ashutosh Rana's birthday: Would love to surprise Ranaji one day with a script in which I could direct him

From portraying the antagonist in films like ‘Sangharsh’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Jaanwar’ to playing winning roles in ‘ Ab Tak Chhappan 2’, ‘Simmba’, and few others, Ashutosh Rana has entertained the masses with his extraordinary acting talent.

He is one of the few actors of Bollywood, who makes the audience believe in the realness of the character. Today the actor celebrates his 53rd birthday and as he is busy shooting in a no network area of Dalhousie, we got in touch with his better-half, Renuka Shahane to learn about his birthday plans

Talking about how the family is planning to celebrate Rana’s birthday, Renuka said, “Ranaji is unfortunately not at home for his birthday. He is shooting outdoors. So we’ll celebrate his birthday virtually, by cutting the cake while on a video call.”

Sharing how difficult it is to make plans for Ashutosh, Renuka revealed, “He is very reluctant to celebrate birthdays and he is not a very birthday friendly person. So it is not easy to make plans because usually, he doesn’t like it. He mostly likes to spend his birthdays at home or likes to go out for a dinner with the family. But the main thing that he actually likes to do on his birthday is to meet his spiritual guruji. Unfortunately, this year his guru passed away in May. So this is not going to be the time for him to celebrate.”

Renuka recalled pulling off a birthday surprise for her hubby and said, “As far as the memories are concerned, I think the surprise birthday party that we organized for his 45th birthday was something very different. It was done on a very large scale. Along with me, his friend Rohit Roy organised everything. Rohit and Ranaji were in touch since their ‘Swabhimaan’ days. Although they were in touch over the phone, they never met in person. So it was really nice to see everyone in person. Ranaji did not know anything about the party and he was shocked seeing everyone at the venue. Seeing him surprised on his birthday was really a million buck.”

Renuka and Ashutosh got married in the year 2001 and recently celebrated 19 years of togetherness. Revealing the birthday gift which Renuka is planning to give her Ranaji, she quips, “We both are very simple people and we do not have any such wants to be fulfilled. But I would definitely love to surprise him one day with a script in which I could direct him. Worthy of him, I would like to write something so that I can direct him.”

We wish Ashutosh a splendid birthday! Hope he is reading this.