Actor Lisa Ray, 40, who is getting hitched to Canada-based banker beau Jason Dehni tomorrow, says she can’t wait to get the party rolling. “I have never felt so perfectly poised for such a life changing event. Just want to get the celebrations started now,” she says. The couple will host an “Indian flavoured function” today, and after the Saturday wedding at Napa Valley, California, they will host an event in India for their close friends.
Her fiance, she says, wanted to have some functions in India. “Jason is getting more and more exposed to Indian culture. He loves it. He loves the new wave of contemporary Hindi cinema and has seen everything from Delhi Belly to Kahaani. He has been to India once with me and is looking forward to his next trip. He knows how important and vital my country and culture is to me and he is an incredibly sensitive and supportive man. He has seen Water and Bollywood Hollywood. He’s planning on dancing to some of the songs from Bollywood/ Hollywood during the sangeet,” she says.
The actor will wear a Wendell Rodricks gown at the wedding. “After the ceremony I will change into a gorgeous, custom-designed Satya Paul sari,” she says. After the wedding, the couple will take off to Bora Bora (an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia) for their honeymoon. “As far from civilization as possible,” she says.