Lisa Ray says penning her story for a memoir feels like the third baby


Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray says penning her life story for a memoir, which will be out in the summer of 2019, has transported her to myriad experiences and the emotions of a life lived "close to the bone".

Lisa, who recently surprised everyone with the news of becoming a mother of twins through surrogacy, will be publishing the book with HarperCollins India.

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"I am both nervous and excited about the publication of my memoir. Writing my story has transported me through a myriad of experiences and worlds, and the emotions of a life lived close to the bone," Lisa said in a statement.

The yet untitled memoir promises to be an unflinching and deeply moving account of Lisa's nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry; her relationship with her Bengali father and Polish mother; movie sets and the Oscars with her nominated film Water; her battle with eating disorder; being diagnosed with multiple myeloma; her spiritual quest; and the heartaches and triumphs of her journey.

"I've been working on this a long time and, after the birth of my twins, it feels like my third baby... It's hard to tell your own story authentically without unwavering support. I hope this will be the first of many more stories I have to share," she added.

In 2009, Lisa was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells known as plasma cells, which produce antibodies. A year later, she announced that she was cancer-free, after a stem cell transplant.

The actress made a comeback in Hindi filmdom in 2016 with Ishq Forever. She was later seen in films like Veerappan and Dobaraa.

Diya Kar from HarperCollins India said: "Lisa's memoir is candid, brave and inspiring. We are delighted that we will be publishing the story of her remarkable journey."