she made headlines before.. perhaps not for the best
being picked for the corporate role of a terrorist in
Dus and then her almost hasty exit. The excuse then
was that she was still not ready for films.
she's always played it her way. So what makes the latest
craze in town Lisa Ray tick, we try and analyze. Perhaps
it's the ingredient that make her and I don't mean to
make her sound like a tasty pie, though some may disagree.
of unusual mixed percentage of a Bengali father and
a Canadian Mother. So her upbringing has been a cross
between traditional Indian values and a modern outlook.
a very young age she's been acclaimed as a beauty especially
in India which has suddenly become a hot market for
Indian looks and firang accent.
Lisa is not just an empty headed bimbette. She did not
want a void career banked only on her looks. So despite
the many offers for films and television, Lisa surprisingly
opted to promote art, a move that most film wallas found
mean isn't it unthinkable that leaving a proverbial
golden goose like Bollywood for something as lacklustre
as art or so cynical people say behaved. But Lisa has
always done things her way.
walked out of films without a second thought packed
her bag back to Canada or returned back, to Amchi Mumbai.
she's always been besieged with offers. A bitchy model
had once commented that models in India had to make
a beeline at agencies, butter photographers or wine
and dine clients to get assignments . But Lisa Ray steps
out of the airport and offers come tumbling in.
I love Mumbai. I did not earlier but now it's home,
Lisa says. And home is a two bed room flat done up with
exotic colors and esoteric furniture, and interior decorators
have actually signed two Hindi films replete with masala,
songs typical Bollywood fare, "She says with an
impish grin. And is she here to stay definitely. "Who
knows" she shrugs. So itS hats off to the irrepressible
Lisa Ray who believes in living life her way and her