She is a media professional, a novelist, a film maker, a mother and above all a woman who stands firm; well we are talking about Tanuja Shankar who is currently working as an advisor to the Doordarshan National Channel.
Tanuja is a free spirited writer whose first book titled Flames Of Paradise, is a story about a woman set amidst the terrorism in Kashmir.
Set in the backdrop of militancy hit Kashmir, Flames Of Paradise, talks about a woman cinematographer, Snigdha whose love blossoms with an investigative journalist, Roshan Khan, whom she discovers later after initially loathing him to be a member of a terrorist group, helping them in taking her hostage.
The book that was published in July last year got rave reviews and is a must read.
For Tanuja Shankar getting to write this book was a natural progression from a film maker to an author. Her book reflects her personality, which to me stands rock solid.
Coming to her recent assignments, well Tanuja takes keen interest in all that shows that are being aired currently on Doordarshan National Channel. Be it the drama or non-fiction, nothing can go on air without being scanned by her.
The one quality about Tanuja that attracts a lot of people is the fact that she is a team player and one who is always up with solutions and suggestions.
She is very clear of what she wants and feels that one cannot just have song and dance shows or soaps all the time. For her it’s all about content, especially stories that can easily be identified by the common man.
She has directed a film that will soon be released, guess there is no stopping this one woman army.
Ask her to describe herself and pat comes the answer, “Am the Best! Well, a little better than that.”
Well she is a true woman of substance!!