Actor Lisa Ray may have had a ­successful acting career with critically-acclaimed films including Water (2005) and international TV shows such as Blood Ties to her credit but the 42-year-old says that she matured as a performer only after she battled cancer six years back. Ray underwent treatment for Multiple Myloma in 2009. The actor says that she’s a calmer ­person now and not in a rush to prove herself.
“To a certain extent I believe that ever since my treatment got over, I have opened up more, creatively. I am more self conscious now. I am not in any kind of a rush anymore and I am much more relaxed. I have matured a lot as an actor. In fact I am a damn good actor now,” says an upbeat Ray, laughing.
Bollywood and TV shows apart, the Kasoor actor is also quite optimistic about her stint in theatre. In fact, she was recently seen in a play in Canada alongside actor Kabir Bedi. “I love doing theatre, and doing this play with Kabir Bedi was a wonderful experience,” says Ray, adding that she’s also looking forward to another special act with Sanjay Suri.