Posted two days ago, Ms Shahane's wry account of the phone encounter details how the hack in question didn't know which TV serials she had starred in, what she meant by a 'weekly show' and why she was 'drawing an allergy.'
The interview - and we hope to never see it published anywhere with the 'allergy drawn' - was pegged around TV stars of a certain vintage. As an accomplished actor and star of Circus (yes, the one with Shah Rukh Khan), Imtihaan and Kora Kaagaz - apart from the much-mentioned Surabhi which she co-hosted - Ms Shahane, 49, is supremely qualified to have been answering the journalist's questions.
Alas, this is how it went:
The reporter who failed to do homework is probably squirming now.
Renuka Shahane, who is married to actor Ashutosh Rana, co-starred with Salman Khan in the movie Hum Aapke Hain Koun. Her last major film was the Marathi-language Highway from last year.