Kalki Koech­lin feels un­sure if she fits in

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - IANS

Ac­tor Kalki Koech­lin says she is least both­ered about whether she “fits in” Bollywood, as she is highly pas­sion­ate about the cre­ative process of a film. “I think I find my place in In­dian cinema. But I don't know if I fit in or I am a mis­fit, be­cause I am not con­cerned. I am not both­ered about how many par­ties I at­tend or the num­ber of in­vi­ta­tions com­ing in. I work and that is some­thing I am pas­sion­ate about. It’s my in­dul­gence in char­ac­ters that drives me to do a lot of home­work, and the story that in­trigues me to the core,” says Kalki. Dev D (2009), That Girl in Yel­low Boots (2011), Mar­garita with a Straw (2014) and A Death in the Gunj (2016) are some of the un­usual films that Kalki has done. What sets Kalki apart is also how she openly praises other ac­tors. When Kalki's film Wait­ing (2016) had a clash with Rad­hika Apte's Pho­bia (2016), she was gen­er­ous in laud­ing the lat­ter's work. “That is be­cause I find tal­ent sexy. If you have watched that film, you know the whole film was based on noth­ing but her per­for­mance. Then why not? She is a bril­liant ac­tor. You know ev­ery Friday, so many films are re­leas­ing, but not all the films cre­ate an im­pact in your mind. So I get ex­cited to see good cinema. I thank peo­ple who are cre­at­ing good cinema,” she says. As the style of sto­ry­telling is chang­ing and film­mak­ers are ex­per­i­ment­ing with sub­jects, Kalki says, “The prac­tice of of­fer­ing more choices to the au­di­ence is great. You and I, as au­di­ence, love watch­ing ro­man­tic come­dies and comedy. At times, I en­joy watch­ing doc­u­men­taries. The good thing is film­mak­ers un­der­stood that choice is a lux­ury, and we want more choices, more va­ri­ety of films. So this is an ex­cit­ing phase in our cinema.” Kalki will be next seen in a film ti­tled Rib­bon.

PHOTO: AFP

Ac­tors Sumeet Vyas and Ka­reena Kapoor Khan will be seen to­gether in the up­com­ing film Veere Di Wed­ding

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.