This Saturday Dibakar and his wife Richa brought home an adopted little daughter. Thus ended months of paper work, interviews and cross-checking before a reputed orphanage in Mumbai allowed the couple the right to adopt a child.
On Saturday as the couple bundled the little girl in their car Dibakar said, “Yes today our adopted daughter is coming home. We"ve named her Ira. We switched off completely from the world over the weekend to get to know our daughter."
Dibakar has in fact been grappling with the long and winding procedure for adoption while making the quirky and well received Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD). He was in and out of the orphanage practically every day even while doing post-production work on his film during the night.
“It has been a stressful time," admits the director, “But everything has worked out finally."
With LSD proving to be a success, it truly the beginning of a new 'Ira" for this avant-garde director.
Incidentally, Dibakar Banerjee is the second director to adopt a child. Two years ago Nikhil Advani adopted a baby girl Keya. Subhash Ghai too has an adoptive daughter.