Guest Info

Ila Arun is an Indian actress, TV personality, and Rajasthani folk and folk-pop singer. She has appeared in prominent Bollywood movies such as Lamhe, Jodhaa Akbar, Shaadi ke Side Effects and Begum Jaan.

About the Show

In the latest episode of this captivating series, get ready to be enthralled as Rajan Nazran and Global Indian Ambassador Rajesh Gopie team up with Ila Arun, a cultural icon. 

In this two-part conversation, prepare to embark on a journey beyond the spotlight as they delve into the depths of the person behind the mesmerising performer. With discussions that are as relevant as they are thought-provoking, Ila Arun fearlessly explores the shifting sands of “Indianness” in today’s world. 

Brace yourself for an empowering exploration of women’s empowerment and the hidden craftsmanship within the entertainment realm. She takes a bold stand against the superficiality of social media and delves into the profound impact of Bollywood cinema. Discover her pride in making a global impact through her character roles, and witness her candid reflections on the significance of her music, shaped by her background in theatre. 

Uncover the unfiltered truth as she expresses her disappointment in the lack of discourse on vital social issues, such as women’s rights. Prepare to be transported back in time as she reminisces about her groundbreaking play from three decades ago, fearlessly exploring the theme of lesbianism. This great conversation also touches upon heart-wrenching events such as the Nirbhaya case, the haunting grip of depression, and the transformative power of the lockdown experience.

She shares her unique insights on mythology, weaving a rich tapestry of ancient tales that resonate with the modern world. And as the conversation culminates, immerse yourself in the vibrant soul of Mumbai, as seen through the eyes of this remarkable artist.

Tune in now to embark on a riveting journey filled with raw emotions, profound revelations, and inspiring wisdom, courtesy of Ila Arun.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

Introduction music: (Rajesh Gopie)

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