Vidya Balan, who is experimenting with radio as a medium of artistic expression as RJ for Muthoot Blue Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho on 92.7 BIG FM, hosted veteran actor and director Renuka Shahane as special guest on the show’s latest episode.

Shahane who has never shied away from expressing her opinion spoke to Balan on the importance of casting vote this election season.

When asked about the importance of voting, Renuka Shahane said, “A voter might feel that a single vote does not make any difference, but there are times when a candidate wins or loses by a single vote. It enables the citizens to not only choose their own government but is also a way to express their opinion in a democratic nation like ours. We, as citizens, enjoy the rights provided by our country but shy away from fulfilling our responsibilities.”

Shahane, who is married to Ashutosh Rana, and is best known as presenter of the Doordarshan TV show Surabhi also shared that ever since she turned 18, she has never missed casting her vote.

Also speaking about her family, she added, “My husband’s voter’s ID card is from Madhya Pradesh. So for every election, he goes there to vote and make sure that his vote is counted. My son is now 16, and he is so excited that he will be eligible to vote 2 years from now. This enthusiasm needs to be there in everyone. The voting booths are at the corner of everyone’s street. So please go out and feel excited to vote! Yes, you have to stand in line, but if you can’t do that much for your opinion, then don’t have an opinion for the next 5 years.”

Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho is BIG FM’s new show which focuses on bringing imperative social topics to the forefront, airs every weekday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm, with repeats on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to that, a special highlight segment airs from Monday to Friday between 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm.