- Kalki has also co-written the play ‘Skeleton Woman’
- From ‘Margarita With A Straw’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ garnered praise
From ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ to ‘Margarita with a Straw’, from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ to ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’. Actress Kalki Kekalan, known for her roles in OTT series like ‘Made in Heaven’ and ‘Sacred Games’, tries to come up with something new with every project. Actress Kalki told IANS: “Choosing a script… I think it’s more of a gut job than a brain. Sometimes I think it’s good for a commercial audience or I need it.”
Born in Pondicherry to French parents, Kalki Koechlin spent a significant part of her childhood in Auroville and Goldsmiths Place. He studied drama and theater at the University of London. She will soon be seen in Pushan Kriplani’s “Goldfish”, which will have its world premiere on September 27 at the Busan International Film Festival.
Emphasizing that she loved Kripalani’s debut film Threshold and wanted to work with him, the actress said, “The script was strong, so there was no question of not doing it. I learned English pronunciation.” What I learned was needed.”
Kalki also co-wrote the play Skeleton Woman, which won her The Metroplus Playwright Award, and made her on-stage directorial debut with the tragicomedy ‘Living Room’.
When asked if she still feels like an ‘outsider’, she said, “I just feel like an artist. It doesn’t matter to be an outsider in the field of art.”
The National Award winning actress feels that while OTT has given a lot of employment and talent to shine, good content, be it in films or OTT, is still difficult to come by.
The actress said, “If I have anything to say, it is that there is a lot of material to read and I always insist on reading the whole thing and not just the summary.”
Kalki has recently authored the book ‘The Elephant in the Womb’, which talks about the social stigma of abortion and unmarried pregnancies, among other things.