BONUS EPISODE!!Before we begin our fall interviews in September, we wanted to post some of our favorite chats from this past year for the next 5 days. The final episode for our "highlight" series is my interview with actress and author, Lisa Ray. Thank you for your support and for subscribing to our podcast. We'll see you next week with all new episodes!Internationally acclaimed performer, philanthropist, author, and public speaker Lisa Rani Ray does not shy away from a challenge. With a career that spans three decades and several continents, this trailblazer has a reputation for taking on issue-orientated films with courage and grace. The two of us get a chance to play catch-up after 18 years (I basically was a chaiwallah on her movie set) and talk about it all. From her first taste of public attention, to working in Bollywood in the 90's, to how serendipity has really played a major role throughout her career. We talk about how all the unexpected turns in her life, including her multiple myeloma diagnosis, led her to completing her memoir, Close to the Bone, and her plans to continue writing in the future. From motherhood to breaking it down with Govinda to pet names for our hubby's, we pretty much cover it all. Let me tell you guys, I would be a chaiwallah for this fascinating woman any day.
LISA RAY: Close to the Bone and Stories From the Heart
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One of India's first supermodels. Actor. Cancer survivor. Mother of twins through surrogacy. Woman of no fixed address. Today I am honored to interview cross cultural phenomenon Lisa Ray. She is an internationally acclaimed performer, philanthropist and star with a reputation for taking on challenging issue-oriented films. Raised in Canada by an Indian father and Polish mother, Ray was discovered while on vacation in India and went on to become not only one of the most successful cover models and celebrities in India but also an acclaimed, award-winning actress who starred in Canada’s Oscar nominated film, Water, amongst other prestigious credits. Named one of the ‘Ten most beautiful Indian women of the millenium’ by a Times of India poll, Ray cemented her profile as an iconic figure in India before leaving for drama school in London and opportunities around the world. Along the way, Ray found time along the way to host her own entertainment show in India, filmed a landmark music video for Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and became the enduring brand ambassador for Rado Watches. In 2009, Ray attended the Toronto International Film Festival in support of her work in two films. The event marked an important public announcement, in which Ray chose to share her diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma with media and the public. The outpouring of support was immediate and overwhelming. She also started a blog (‘The Yellow Diaries’) to share her cancer experiences. Her forthrightness and humour in navigating a difficult illness have earned her the attention and respect of people from all corners of the world, as well as ‘The Voice Achievers Award, 2009’ and ‘The Hope Award, 2010’. Ray went on to help raise funds for the establishment of the first research chair for Multiple Myeloma at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Ray’s philanthropic interests range from taking part in the on-air drive for SickKids Hospital to Ambassador of Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign, a global movement that supports the rights of girls around the world. In 2019, Lisa released her memoirs Close to The Bone. “An unflinching, deeply moving account of her nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry at sixteen; her relationship with her Bengali father and Polish mother; life on the movie sets and her brush with the Oscars; her battle with eating disorders; being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at thirty-seven; her spiritual quest; lovers and traitors, mentors and dream-makers; and the heartaches and triumphs along the way. It is also about Lisa's quest for love. Funny, charming, and gut-wrenchingly honest all at once, Close to the Bone is Lisa Ray's brave and inspiring story of a life lived on her terms.” Lisa and her husband Jason Dehni have two lovely daughters, Sufi and Soleil.
[Full episode] Jamie Oliver, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Lisa Ray
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discusses his latest cookbook 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week, and shares a few tunes that help him out in the kitchen. Ahead of the U.S. presidential election tomorrow, our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us how democracy has become fashion's biggest trend this season. Actress and author Lisa Ray talks about her new memoir Close to the Bone, in which she reflects on her childhood, her rise as a popular Bollywood star and her battle with cancer.
Jaguar Wright allegations/ Da Brat vs Lisa Ray! (Entertainment News)
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June 27: Actor & activist, Lisa Ray and Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft
Canada Day Episode: Actor & activist, Lisa Ray and Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft. Guest host: Comedian, Ali Hassan. #ontheradar: police brutality, "cancel culture" or accountability, true crime dramas, Ben Mulroney, Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Fey and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lisa Ray gets candid in conversation with renowned Social Worker Anurag Chauhan. She talks about her journey as an actress and an author. In her book ‘Close to the Bone’. She says, “I suffered as a young woman, and I don’t want others to go through the same.” Hear her talk about her show ‘Four More Shots Please” and how she is happy that the show covered topics such as ‘body shaming’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lisa defines herself as a writer, not an actress or model.Tara and Michelle are joined by author Lisa Ray, a former model, actress and TV personality. She reveals the dark side of the entertainment industry, especially the rampant stereotyping and typecasting, and talks about her attempts to break free from it. As a victim of labelling, she tells us how her book Close to the Bone was her attempt to seize the narrative and take control of her own life. Lisa spends hours at her writing desk and on this podcast she redefines herself as a writer, not an actress or model. She hasn’t revealed her creative process as a writer on any other platform before! She gets personal about the challenges she’s faced – from societal pressure and trying to find her own identity to battling eating disorders and cancer. On a lighter note, she gushes about her parents’ love story, her ideal travel destinations and her favourite books.'Books and Beyond' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.Lisa Ray is an actress, model and TV personality who has modelled for leading Indian brands and starred in award-winning movies like ‘Kasoor’, ‘Water’ and ‘The World Unseen’. Her first book Close to the Bone was published by HarperCollins in 2019. She also runs an Instagram poetry account, has appeared as a columnist on Canada Reads and is currently working on several works spanning different genres.You can get your copy of her book here: https://www.amazon.in/Close-Bone-Lisa-Ray/dp/9353570158Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindia Follow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com