I DON’T UNDERSTAND CAM­ERAS

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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.”

PHOTO: PARVEEN KU­MAR/HT

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