"It was so special, I didn’t even expect it to be that special,” is how Lisa Ray chooses to open up about her almost two-months-old fairytale wedding with management consultant Jason Dehni. Reminiscing about the beautiful day (October 20), the actor says, “We wrote our own vows and we didn’t show them to each other ahead of time, and I feel like that set the theme for our life together. We’re creating our own life, we’re creating our own roles... And that’s what makes it really special. We support each other unconditionally.”
The actor was recently in the city to promote a limited edition Rado watch as its brand ambassador. And when DNA caught up with newly-wed Indo-Canadian actress she let us in on what’s keeping her busy these days.
Right off the mark, the self proclaimed ‘accidental actress’ — who successfully battled Multiple Myeloma — believes she is in a special place in her life right now. “Nothing in my life ever happened according to plan and I never planned to be doing what I’m doing. I do realise that some of the best things that have happened to me whether professionally or personally have happened without any sort of plan or premeditation on my part.”
Describing her life so far after marriage as ‘hectic,’ the actress is keeping busy with multiple projects, including a capsule collection she’s designed with Satya Paul, set to launch in Delhi on December 13. “I’m really excited about that because it’s a collection that we’re going to call Unbreakable. It’s really an expression of where I am in my life and my recent experiences through fabric and form. We’re producing just 10 pieces but five are based around my wedding sari and then another five are going to be printed saris, which have different themes like confidence and a phoenix rising.” When asked about the recent appointment of Masaba Gupta as creative head of the brand, Lisa couldn’t be more ecstatic. “I think that Satya Paul is such a great brand, it’s about longevity and they were around before we had a lot of fashion houses in India. I am really excited and I am so thrilled for her because I’ve also been a huge fan of her and her work. We have a mutual admiration.”
She also hosts the Canadian version of Top Chef. “Padma Lakshmi hosts the American version and now you have two Indian beauties, you can say” she adds with a laugh.
Having recently finished filming the new season for the show, Lisa looks forward to taking some time for a short break, but not yet. “There’re a lot of things bubbling under. Right now I have to finish my book and I’m working on a film in Canada when I get back in January. There are a lot of things that are in the works.”