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Ila Arun is known for her stunning acting skills and popular folk-pop songs. She has swooned millions of hearts with her powerful portrayal of characters onscreen. She was part of many prominent Bollywood movies, including Lamhe, Jodha Akbar, Begum Jaan, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and many more. Despite ageing like fine wine, she hasn't stopped working. She will be next seen in Sushmita Sen's hit web series, Aarya's third season.
On the other hand, Ila Arun's daughter, Ishitta Arun is an Indian actress, VJ, dancer, lyricist, and interior designer. At the mere age of 3 years in 1982, Ishitta appeared in a TV commercial for Vicks VapoRub. Afterwards, she appeared in various child theatres and documentaries. Currently, she is gearing up to be seen in Hansal Mehta‘s hit web series, Scoop co-starring Karishma Tanna and Harman Baweja. At one such promotional interview, Ishitta opened up about her mother, Ila's journey in Bollywood and how the doting daughter feels Bollywood has been a bit unfair towards her mommy.
In a recent interview with DNA, Ishitta revealed that her mother, Ila hasn't got the opportunity to showcase her potential completely. The doting daughter revealed her mother is an excellent writer and has a strong command of many other languages. However, Ishitta also jokingly revealed that her mother has always got roles of a prostitute, servant, or weaver. She said:
“My mother is now receiving roles with which she can prove her acting talent. Ma is an excellent writer and has a strong command of Hindi and Urdu. She is responsible for my fluency in languages. But talking about the actor part… it started with Shyam (Benegal) uncle. He is dearest to all of us, and I make jokes that mummy has always played a prostitute, servant, or weaver. I don’t think she has ever played the game.”
In the same conversation, Ishitta highlighted her mother, Ila's musical journey. Ishitta said that in the late 80s and 90s, her mother was more into folk music. And on the flip of the coin, Ila was avoided in the films due to her physical appearance. Thus, Ila got limited roles. Ila's loving daughter stated:
“In the late 80s and 90s, she was into folk music and avoided being a part of any lobby. Saawli, lambe baal… and there were many other actresses of her age due to which she wasn’t getting the offers.”
Further, Ishitta mentioned that the advent of OTT became extremely beneficial for her mother. She said, “There is a lot of good work. She’s(Ila) doing one film after the other." She also urged filmmakers to provide more and more work to her mother and added, “She’s there, give her the work. Appreciate her for the person and talent she is.”
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