Now, Lisa Ray turns author
After winning the battle against cancer, Lisa Ray is ready to make her comeback. The self proclaimed 'cancer graduate' is currently writing her memoir.books Updated: Jul 04, 2011 07:14 IST
After winning the battle against cancer, actress Lisa Ray is ready to make her comeback. The self proclaimed 'cancer graduate' is currently writing her memoir.
Lisa Ray is ready to make her comeback. After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer, in 2009, the actor went through various stages of treatment. Recently, she finished her stem cell treatment, going on to shoot for a TV show for four months around the country. That is actually longer than the time it takes to shoot for a film, smiles the actor, before joking about how audiences will be able to watch the length of her hair grow with each episode of the TLC show Oh My Gold (OMG), which launches on July 11 and will be seen on the 9 pm slot.
She says, Im happy to be alive and ready to return to the screen. Its a sort of celebration of my health. Its beautiful and raw. I always wanted to do a travel show, because in this format the host is more than just a host. My personality comes forth.
But whats really kept her busy for the last few months has been her book. A few years ago, Ray announced the news of her illness and updates of her treatment to the world via her wordpress blog.
At that time, her articles proved to be a source of inspiration for various terminally ill patients. Inspired from that, she is now penning a book. Its going to be my memoir, she says, insisting that it wont be autobiographical in nature since shes only 39 and has a lot to live. I dont want to make it sound like that. But yes, to an extent, the book is my journey in and out of cancer. My recent experiences opened certain doors for me.
Days from announcing what her big Bollywood comeback film is going to be, Ray was also present at IIFA, which was being hosted by Toronto, Canada, the actors hometown. It was a collision of two worlds, because Mumbai will always be home ground for me too, says the actor, who acted in a play called Taj, with Kabir Bedi. It was amazingly received. After all, that is an actors medium and it re-ignited my passion for acting.
First Published: Jul 04, 2011 07:14 IST