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Lillete Dubey to pen memoir of acting career


The memoir will be published by HarperCollins India next year.

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Actress and theatre veteran Lillete Dubey is set to make her writing debut with a memoir that will be published next year by HarperCollins India.

Dubey, the founder of The Prime Time Theatre Company, has directed a number of plays from Devika Rani, the long-running Dance Like a Man, Salaam Noni Appa, Gauhar and Kanyadaan. The actress has worked in critically acclaimed Indian films like Monsoon Wedding (2001) and mainstream films like Baghban (2003) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). She also acted in the British film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and its sequel in 2015, with co-stars Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel.

In a press release, Dubey said, "This will be a memoir that explores my theatrical journey of over four decades and my experiences as an actor for the past 20 years in films and television, both national and international, that ran parallel to it. Both these journeys were unusual choices at the time and both very different from the norm in a sense."

"From the exuberant 1970s to this unimaginably altered, almost dystopian world that we have inherited after COVID-19, it is both the tracing of a professional life where passion ruled all, and the inextricable connection that it always had with my personal life, and how these two mirrored and informed each other," she continued.

Dubey's memoir will not only follow her journey in acting; she will also share "some life-defining personal moments together with the experiences and anecdotes of working with an incredible array of talents and personalities".