Actor Sayani Gupta, who made her debut with the film Margarita with A Straw (2014) alongside actor Kalki Koechlin, says that she shares a great equation with her.
“She has been a massive support system. We are very alike in our thinking and have a similar theatre background. Hence our approach towards work is also similar. Though she is 10 times more hard working than I am. One thing that I want to learn from her is time management. She manages to do so much work — films, theatre, writing, directing, events, photo shoots all at the same time so beautifully,” says Sayani.
In fact, both of them are great friends and Kalki often guides Sayani, when she has queries about her career.The actor was faced with a difficult situation in her professional life, when she was offered roles simultaneously in two very important films — Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film as well as another movie alongside actor Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. She had to manage her dates and Sayani decided to ask Kalki about it.
“One of the biggest dilemmas as an actor I face is managing dates. When I was confirmed for Shah Rukh Khan’s film, I had already packed my dates for the other film with Ranbir and Katrina and was also working on another film for filmmaker Karan Johar’s production house, that eventually didn’t take off. I called Kalki for advice and she said “say yes to everything, one or the other will get pushed, If not all!” And true that, one film never began and I was able to manage dates for both the films. I will always remember that advice!” she says.