CRIT­I­CISM AND COMPLIMENTS ARE SAME: KALKI

Af­ter spend­ing a decade in the in­dus­try, the ‘vet­eran’ ac­tor weighs both sim­i­larly

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In the ini­tial days of her ca­reer, she used to get up­set over neg­a­tive re­views and so­cial me­dia trolls. But, af­ter sur­viv­ing for over a decade in Bol­ly­wood, ac­tor Kalki Koechlin (right) has learned to han­dle com­ments and compliments.

“Ini­tially I used to get af­fected. Even when I got a thou­sand compliments, I used to re­mem­ber that one com­ment, which crit­i­cised me. But with ex­pe­ri­ence, I let it go. Af­ter a decade, I am like a vet­eran. I take crit­i­cism and praise in the same way... I look at them in a con­struc­tive way, some thing that help me evolve,” says Kalki, known for por­tray­ing un­con­ven­tional roles on screen.

The 33-year-old ac­tor, who be­lieves that it’s a per­son’s work that ul­ti­mately does the talk­ing, says, “Some­times there are mo­ments when I say ‘No, I don’t want to hear all this. I’m go­ing to switch off from so­cial me­dia and fo­cus on what­ever I am do­ing’.”

Af­ter the success of her film, A Death in the Gunj, Kalki is look­ing for­ward to her maiden web series. “There is no doubt that web is tak­ing over. That’s the new form of tech­nol­ogy. We have to em­brace it and evolve with it. I watch a lot of stuff online all the time,” she adds.

How­ever, the ac­tor who was seen in crit­i­cally-ac­claimed films, such as, Mar­garita with a Straw (2014), Wait­ing (2015), feels that peo­ple are still keen on watch­ing films and TV shows. “I don’t think that it means that be­sides web, ev­ery­thing else will dis­ap­pear. Peo­ple are still so­cial crea­tures and they still go and have an out­ing to the cin­ema or to go and watch a rock con­cert,” she adds.

Ini­tially I used to get af­fected. Even when I got a thou­sand compliments, I used to re­mem­ber that one com­ment, which crit­i­cised me KALKI KOECHLIN, AC­TOR

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