On Monday, hours after she was killed, a group of artists and litterateurs gathered at Shilpi Theater Group in Kathmandu and remembered Ranju as a talented actor.
Theater artist Anup Baral remembered Anju as someone who could effortlessly express her emotions in dramas and films.
In Chaukhat, which won an award at Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) and was screened at Cannes Film Festival, Ranju had assayed the role of a Mithila woman who dares to cross the threshold of her house -- metaphorically going beyond social barriers.
Academician Ramesh Ranjan Jha praised Ranju´s role in Chaukhat. "She embodied the boldness of Mithila women," Jha said.
According to Chaukhat director Rauniyar, Ranju had not watched Chaukhat until recently. Just three days ago, she got a DVD of Chaukhat from Rauniyar. "I don´t know if she watched Chaukhat before her death," an emotional Rauniyar said.