Actor Kalki Koechlin, who rose to fame with her debut film Dev D (2009), says things didn’t get easier for her immediately. But, Kalki instead of waiting, created works for herself.
“There has been times when I didn’t have work. Everyone thought that after Dev D my life became easy. But actually I was unemployed for a-year-and-a-half. What I did was that I created work for myself. I wrote a play and then we put it up. We performed it for a year. I have always believed in myself and that I will push myself enough to create work for myself,” says the 28-year-old actor.
Kalki, who recently got married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, says she is self-employed person so instead of sitting and waiting for a call, she creates work for herself. “I am self-employed so I cannot be sitting and hoping for a phone call. If work is not coming for me, I create work. I hope I am efficient enough in that sense to survive in the industry. I just hope to carry on doing what I do. I’ve not thought about making sure that I have a career for 10 years. For me, next challenge is what I have now,” she adds.