Kalki Koechlin feels unsure if she fits in
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.
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