Lillete Dubey is one of India’s most prolific theatre actors and directors. The vivacious actor is known for her unforgettable performances in films like 'Zubeidaa', 'Monsoon Wedding' (Winner Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival), 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' and the 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' series.
Her theatrical work has traveled across the globe and has been appreciated by both Indian and non-Indian audiences alike.
'Lockdown Liaisons', a series of five monologues directed by Lillete and adapted from Shobhaa De's anthology, is about the varied experiences of people during the Covid-19 lockdown. After a multi-city tour in India, the production is headed to Singapore. It stars Lillete, her daughter Ira Dubey and Joy Sengupta. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to return to one of my favourite cities to come and perform in,” Lillete told Connected to India.
Ira, who started performing on stage at the age of six, in comparison to her mother has been more active in the theatre. Joy Sengupta is known for his work in Bengali and Hindi movies, television series, and of course theatre. Kolkata-born Joy studied and worked in Delhi before moving to Mumbai.
Lillete has directed 34 plays for The Primetime Theatre Company, performed in over 70 films & TV shows, both national and international, and acted in over 50 plays. She has been the Artistic Director of her company for over 30 years.
The upcoming performance, organised by arts and entertainment company Teamwork Productions, will be held at the Drama Centre Theatre in Singapore on May 21-22. Tickets for the show are available online.
Catch Lillete’s exclusive interview with Connected to India here: