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Lisa promotes Stem Cell Technology in India

Oct 24, 2010 09:52 AM IST India India

Mumbai: Model cum Bollywood actress Lisa Ray is on a global mission these days. After having battled cancer through stem cell transplantation, the actress has become the global advisor for the same.

Fourteen months of battling multiple Myeloma has not killed her indomitable spirit. She's cured and jokingly refers to herself as a "cancer graduate". She sports the cancer haircut and the bangle, which she is wearing, says a lot about her attitude.

"Its inspired by an Indian bangle, there is a survivor in Vancouver, who is also cancer survivor and she gifted it to me," said Lisa.

And her second innings in life is all about doing things she is passionate about having put the uncertainty of cancer behind her. Lisa Ray is on a hurricane tour of three days in India to promote the Stem Cell Technology.

"Its one of the most important things I can do now- Right here. The fact that I'm speaking to you is because of my stem cell transplant. So its my way of expressing my gratitude, and paying it forward for all this support I got, speak about my experience with can and stem cell therapy as much as possible," she added.

Lisa, who is last remembered for films like 'Water' and 'I Can't Think Straight' recently, refused to be a participant on the TV reality show Bigg Boss 4, but hopes to make a comeback in Bollywood.

"I would be starting work on something in November. I can't really talk about it right now. So let's wait and watch"

And there's more in her kitty, the Indo-Canadian Actress is writing her first book. An autobiographical narrative which in the final stages of completion, we hope the book is as lucid and candid as her.