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The cure is Lisa's birthright, says director Dilip Mehta

Lisa Ray has spirit and will combat the rare multiple myeloma cancer she has been diagnosed with, says her director Dilip Mehta who cast the actress as a diplomat's wife in his debut 'Cooking With Stella'.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 | 1:28:16 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Lisa Ray has spirit and will combat the rare multiple myeloma cancer she has been diagnosed with, says her director Dilip Mehta who cast the actress as a diplomat's wife in his debut 'Cooking With Stella'.

'<a href=Lisa Ray" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="5" />It came as a jolt to all her friends and fans. Lisa has a huge fan following in Canada. There's a pall of gloom here. But I know she'll fight it out,' Dilip told IANS from Toronto.


Multiple myeloma, a rare cancer of the plasma cells, is said to be incurable.


'It's a rare cancer. But it's combatable. And Lisa will do it. She has spirit. The cure is Lisa's birthright. No one can deprive her of it,' he added.


What Dilip admires most is the manner in which the 37-year-old Canadian born actress has confronted her illness.


'Lisa looked the illness in the face and has taken it on. She has shared her crisis with the world and is now ready to battle it out. Nothing can keep it down. Lisa is an effervescent person. She carries happiness and hope wherever she goes,' said Dilip, brother of Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta.


Lately Lisa has been travelling a lot.


'She shot in Delhi with us. Then she was in Kerala travelling with her father, not because she wanted to travel the destinations of her liking in a final kind of way but because she wanted to see the world. She's a free spirit. She recently lost her mother after an illness. And she needed to rejuvenate her spirit.'


Dilip says Lisa never allowed her illness to dampen her spirit while shooting.


'While we shot 'Cooking With Stella' there was just that hint that her body was acting up. But you know how it is. You get a cough and you hope it won't be anything worse and it will go away. Lisa shot the film without letting her health problem show up.'


'I've no doubt she'll fight out this crisis in her life. She has gained so much positivity and goodwill all across the world.'


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Posted on: 13 September 2009 at 1:10am
get well soon lisa..will pray for her

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Posted on: 12 September 2009 at 11:45pm
i reali hope she get cured...

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Posted on: 12 September 2009 at 6:29pm
i hope she gets well soon!

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Posted on: 12 September 2009 at 1:46pm
Its really sad and I hope she gets well soon!!!!

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Posted on: 12 September 2009 at 9:55am
aww...this is really sad! i hope and pray that she can recover....i admire her spirit and that's really something one should look up to!

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Posted on: 12 September 2009 at 8:50am
i wish her a quick recovery

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Posted on: 11 September 2009 at 8:33am
I am sure she will fight it out and she will be ready to work on her next project. God is always with brave people.

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