Welcome to the Beti Foundation. Lilette Dubey joins Babita and Tanuja as the mother of two acting-oriented daughters. After Neha Dubey who was seen as a battered wife with her mother Lilette in Pritish Nandy Communications' Bow Barracks Forever, it's Lilette's second daughter who's making her quiet movie debut.
The proud mother can't stop beaming. "After Neha, it's my younger daughter Ira who's making her screen debut in Rohan Sippy's The President Is Coming. She played the lead in a play Wedding Album written by Girish Karnad which opened on 10 May. Ira is just 21, and she still has a long way to go before making up her mind about a career in films," says Lilette sounding like Hema Malini when she speaks on her undecided younger daughter Ahana's future.
"Neha is currently doing her Masters in the US. Though we're constantly in touch, I miss her like hell. As for Ira, she did her graduation from Yale University in the US…she majored in theatre studies. Ira has been acting on stage from the age of 4. She has done many plays in the university in the US as well as with me and other directors in Mumbai. Rohan Sippy's film is her first feature."