New Delhi, March 14 -- Actor Lisa Ray, best known as a braveheart who fought cancer, is all praise for her good friend and costar from Deepa Mehta's film Water, John Abraham.
She says, "I remember when we were shooting for Water, John had shared his vision of producing films. The fact that he has now become a successful producer is really admirable. It is something that he has been working towards for more than a decade."
Lisa further adds, "I feel there will be more of story-centric films in days to come, if people like John are producing them. These won't require huge cast and I can see him (John) specialising in it."
The 41-year-old actor is really excited about how Bollywood has evolved over the th years. She says, "The bigger shift in Bollywood is that now it has become more about the story. When I started out in Kasoor (2001), which had a great story, my dialogues were written on the sets and I didn't know what I was going to say from day to day. But now, the script is the star and that is why I want to be a part of such movies."
On her future plans, she says, "My plan is to come back at the end of the year and spend about a year in India."
The actor, being a cancer survivor, has penned a book on her battle with the disease. "To be honest my manuscript is ready but for me it is very difficult to o let go of it. My perspective keeps changing and I am a little bit of a perfectionist. Let us see ... I am hoping by end of this year my book will be out," she says.