New Delhi, May 11 -- Lisa Ray is in a flowing white summer dress, barefoot. One moment she is comfortably ensconced on a couch, the next she's flitting between rooms, making tea and telling her stories. At 47, Ray looks somewhat different from the teenage supermodel who graced the covers of fashion magazines through the 1990s, but she is more comfortable in her own skin than she has ever been. Every time our photographer trains the camera on her, years of practice come into play and her green eyes look into the lens, unflinching. She exudes a youthful exuberance, bursting into giggles every time her husband, Jason Dehni, enters the room carrying one of the many phones she keeps misplacing.

It is a sun-dappled afternoon in a terrace apartme...