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'I'll sing some day'

Ila Arun's daughter Isshita Arun on anchoring Waar Parrivar and theatre, in conversation with Riya V Anandwala.
By Riya V Anandwala | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2008 01:41 PM IST

Ila Arun's daughter Isshita Arun on anchoring Waar Parrivar and theatre, in conversation with Riya V Anandwala.

The reality episodes of Waar Parrivar on Wednesday and Thursday which you were anchoring have been discontinued..
Yeah, it's unfortunate but I think I made a mark. Since I wasn't referring to a script, I could be myself. I did it for Gajji (Gajendrra Singh) who had helped me when I really needed him.

So what's keeping you busy these days?
I'm looking at writing and producing TV shows. The formats are still being worked out.

What about acting?
I can't see myself doing that. I wouldn't fit in. Hosting a show is what I enjoy most.

What about theatre?
That's something I enjoy too. I'm currently working on two plays produced by mum (Ila Arun). I hope I can produce a play some day.

Any regrets about not making it in the movies?
Well, I am not devastated. I am a Bohemian kind of a person, it takes a lot to emotionally drain me. I blame the failure on luck.

You've dabbled in quite a few fields.. what is your forte?
(Laughs) I know this sounds rather vague but I have a great ‘connect' with viewers. That's my USP.

Will you try your hand at singing?
I'm a bathroom singer. But I've promised mum that I will learn singing this year.

Do you really want to sing or is just because your mum wants you to?
(Laughs) I do, I do. Singing has always been a part of me. And the day I set my heart on it, I'll do it.

Has being Ila Arun's daughter helped?
It has helped me meet the right people. But after a point, it's your talent which takes you ahead.

Are you watching your mum on Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhaane ka?
Of course! The viewers like her so much. What sets her apart from the others is the fact that she is so animated. She is such a brilliant speaker.

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