Actress Lisa Ray and her husband Jason Dehni have become parents to twin daughters – Sufi and Soleil. The actress announced the news on social media with adorable photos of the new born babies along with excerpts from her interview to Bombay Times. Sufi and Soleil were born via surrogacy. The 46-year-old actress in an interview to Bombay Times revealed that she wanted to share her story with everyone in order to remove the stigma attached around surrogacy. “Hopefully, our story can give hope to others who are struggling to have kids. Life throws you both challenges and miracles, and I’m unspeakably grateful for my miracle daughters,” read an excerpt from Lisa Ray’s interview to Bombay Times.
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Via @bombaytimes: ‘The actress says she wanted to share her story to clear the myths around surrogacy. “I wanted to share our struggles and triumph. Having been open about my cancer journey and receiving so much unconditional support, sharing this moment of happiness feels right. Hopefully, our story can give hope to others who are struggling to have kids. Life throws you both challenges and miracles, and I’m unspeakably grateful for my miracle daughters,” she said. So, what plans does she have for her girls in future? “I will teach my girls to be resilient, strong, open, and that they can achieve anything they set their hearts on. There are no boundaries, except the ones in our minds and children have no idea of what they can and cannot achieve. Bringing up the next generation to be kind is the greatest chance we have for a better future. I can’t resist whispering in their tiny ears — ‘The Future is Female’,” she asserted.’ Images @aligphoto MUH @jomakeupartist PR manager @bazinga_ent
Lisa Ray, a cancer survivor, narrated the ordeals she faced during the process and said that it was the support of her husband, friends and family, which helped her sail through the difficult times. “We hired an agency to help, had an unsuccessful attempt in Mexico, and spent a lot of money, emotional resources and sleepless nights. But as a cancer survivor, I firmly believe in overcoming the odds. And with my husband and a few close friends’ support, we hoped for the best,” she told Bombay Times.