CRITICISM AND COMPLIMENTS ARE SAME: KALKI
After spending a decade in the industry, the ‘veteran’ actor weighs both similarly
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