Renu Saluja

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Renu Saluja (born July 5, 1952 in Delhi , † August 16, 2000 in Mumbai , Maharashtra ) was an Indian film editor .


Renu Saluja applied to the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune for training as a director, but was only accepted for the film editing section . In 1976 she graduated with a diploma. At first she worked in the so-called Indian parallel cinema with the directors Vidhu Vinod Chopra , Saeed Akhtar Mirza , Kundan Shah and Ashok Ahuja . Her work with Chopra began on Murder at Monkey Hill (1976), his graduation film from college, and she edited all of his films from the Oscar-nominated documentary short An Encounter with Faces (1978) to Mission Kashmir (2000), where she was Associate Director and supervising editor.

Renu Saluja's first work outside of this circle of college friends was Govind Nihalani Ardh Satya (1983). The film acted as a career accelerator. After Romesh Sharma's New Delhi Times (1986) and Vijaya Mehtas Pestonjee (1987), Saluja's first mainstream film Parinda (1989) was also a critical hit and she received film awards for her work for the first time.

In addition to her work at the editing table, she often visited the filming and gave tips for additional shots that could later create drama through the film editing.

Her last completed work was for Nagesh Kukunoor's Bollywood Calling (2001) before she died of stomach cancer in 2000.

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  1. Gulazāra: Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan, 2003, ISBN 9788179910665 , p. 644. Limited preview in Google Book Search
  2. Stream the film
  3. Karan Bali: Renu Saluja. In: Accessed December 31, 2014 .