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Koena Mitra's professional predicament

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By: Upala KBR, Midday
Friday, June 29, 2007
Actress Koena Mitra is in a fix. Her father, Vishwanath Mitra, is in hospital because of a serious kidney ailment, but she has to complete her shooting before she can be with him. Koena says, "My baba is not well. He is having kidney problems for the last 20 days." A source close to Koena says, "Koena's dad is undergoing many tests to know what has really happened to him. He also has to undergo biopsy. He has a serious kidney problem due to which he was shifted to Lifecare."


Koena, who is very close to her dad, says, "Currently, I am dubbing for Anamika after which I will attend two shows. When I first learned about his illness I was on an outdoor shoot. I couldn't go home though I was in touch with my mom and sister. Then I came back and spent a few days with him after which I returned for the dubbing." I am very close to my dad. When parents grow old one has to take care of them like kids. Dad is totally dependent on me mentally," she adds.

Hates hospital

Narrating a recent incident Koena says, "Dad hates staying in hospital so when they told him to stay back for the tests he called me quietly and asked me to convince mom to let him go home. He thought mom would listen to me." She plans to visit her dad next week after completing her commitments.

Creative family

Koena says she is a member of a creative family. "Dad's a CA working in Phillips, mom is an interior designer while my younger sister is studying graphic designing. My parents watch all my films and have always been very supportive about my work. They never ask any questions as they feel I am a responsible adult."

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