I DON’T UNDERSTAND CAMERAS
Seven years after she debuted on stage as a writer, Kalki Koechlin now dons the director’s hat for the first time with her play, The Living Room.
After a recent preview of the play in Mumbai, we caught up with the actor-turned-director.
Describing herself as a director, Kalki says, “I’ve become impatient. In the beginning, when the actors would not take the rehearsals seriously, I would only look at them with disappointment. Now, I end up screaming at them (laughs).”
In spite of her experience at direction, the 31-year-old says directing films is beyond her understanding. “I don’t have that kind of spare money in my pocket. I don’t even have a house to sell or much hair to lose (laughs). On a serious note, I don’t have the technical knowledge. I don’t understand cameras, it’s such a visual medium. Theatre is still an actor’s medium.”