Her exotic looks haven’t stopped her from finding a place among the most promising actors in Bollywood. Post Anurag Basu’s
, Kalki Koechlin went on to do a commercial alongside Imran Khan, before being signed on for Zoya Akhtar’s
Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara
. She is once again paired with Abhay Deol in the film.
Koechlin admits she was nervous about working with Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the film but was “disappointed when they didn’t throw any star tantrums.” Koechlin who shot for a month for the film says, “I had heard so much about big stars being difficult on the sets but Hrithik and Katrina were pretty cool. It was wonderful working with them.” Shot in Spain, Egypt, UK and India, the film is a “sweet uplifting story” written by Reema Kagti and will release in 2011.
Koechlin says she didn’t know much about Katrina’s background or the fact that she is from London, so it was interesting to meet and get to know her. “Katrina was a lot of fun, always on time, always sorted and professional on the sets.” Koechlin and Deol caught up on how life has changed for both of them post
. “I remember Abhay was nervous before the release of
. We took him out for a drink,” says the actor.
All praise for director Zoya Akhtar, Koechlin says, “Despite making a mainstream film, Zoya’s interpretation is very quirky. She had thought out her characters really well.” From this film, Koechlin hopes people will notice and appreciate her in commercial roles. “Filmmakers will have confidence that I can do this also. It’s a slow process and I am proving myself with each film I do.”
The actor has got rave reviews for Anurag Kashyap’s
That Girl in Yellow Boots
at film festivals. The film is yet to release and will see her as a girl who has come to India in search of her father. “We completed shooting in 13 days as it was a low budget film. The film is about finding that conviction within,” says Koechlin, who also wrote the screenplay of the film.