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I play an American-Born Confused Desi in Happy Ending: Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin will play an American-Born Confused Desi in her next film Happy Ending. Talking to the media at a promotional event for the film, she also says that the film is a spoof on Bollywood rom-coms.

bollywood Updated: Nov 03, 2014 07:31 IST


Actor Kalki Koechlin will play an American-Born Confused Desi in her next film Happy Ending."I am playing a crazy woman named Bisakha and she is an ABCD - American-born confused desi. She is obsessive about Saif in the film. Happy Ending is a spoof on our film industry and on all the romantic comedies. But it is a healthy spoof," Kalki said.

When asked how she bagged a role in a comedy, she said, "I guess I have a good comic timing and people have seen that in YJHD... so that must have worked for me."

Kalki said although she did not have many scenes with Govinda in the film, she was amazed to see how he would deliver the funny dialogues with ease. "With Govinda ji I don't have many scenes because our tracks are different. But I have seen few scenes of him, it is just superb especially the comic timing. He delivers funny dialogues with a dead pan face which is commendable," said the actor, who has grown up watching hit Govinda songs.

Directed by Go Goa Gone-fame helmer duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the film stars Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Ileana D'Cruz in lead roles.

Besides Happy Ending, which will hit theatres on November 21, Kalki is also awaiting the release of Shonali Bose's Margarita, with a Straw, in which her character is inspired by the director's own cousin who has cerebral palsy. "I was scared to play the role. I have done a lot of hard work in this film, spent a lot of time with her and I got to know about her. I also met with a physiotherapist to know the body language," she said.

The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival. Kalki will also be seen alongside Richa Chadha in Jiah aur Jiah, which is a film about the bond between two girls. "In the Hindi film industry we mostly have films on boys bonding. There hasn't been many films about female bonding. I am playing a free spirited Punjabi character and Richa is just opposite of me in the film. We both go for a trip. The film is about enjoying life," Kalki said.

Kalki will soon begin shooting her next two films - Anu Menon's 'Waiting' with Naseeruddin Shah and Soni Razdan's directorial venture Love Affair opposite Arjun Rampal and Gulshan Devaiah.

First Published: Nov 02, 2014 14:20 IST

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