No sex scenes in That Girl In Yellow Boots: Kalki

Kalki Koechlin says asserts that she’s always been comfortable in her own skin and being married won’t change anything, adds that she isn’t averse to intimate scenes.

bollywood Updated: Aug 16, 2011 18:28 IST
Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain
Hindustan Times
Kalki Koechlin,Dev D,Anurag Kashyap

Kalki Koechlin asserts that she’s always been comfortable in her own skin. And married or not, this is one trait she’ll stick by. “Since the wedding, I’ve been seeing amusing reports circulated by my detractors. They spread rumours of me getting pregnant, not doing kissing and intimate scenes and what not,” she says.

Since her 2009 debut, Dev D, the offbeat actor has been seen pulling off many uninhibited roles with elan. “It all depends on what the role demands, but I make sure that the roles I take up are not vulgar. I don’t look for sex as a subject. But if a role demands something, I look at it in a realistic way.”

So won’t director-husband Anurag Kashyap object to this carefree outlook now? “He (Anurag) always lets me be. He isn’t a hypocritical man,” she says.

After donning a modern-chic avatar in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Kalki is now gearing up to play an expat in the film, That Girl In Yellow Boots. The actor has written the script of the film herself and wrapped its filming with 13 days of guerrilla-style shooting. In the film, Kalki plays a British citizen, who visit India for the first time and feels lost in the multi-cultural country.

“Being ‘white’, it’s a feeling that I have experienced on many occasions in spite of being born here. My character feels alienated in Mumbai and though the subject of the film is dark, my character isn’t,” she adds.

The much-delayed film is slated for release on September 2.

Ask her if the leaking of some intimate scenes from the film on the Internet has helped arouse the audience’s curiosity and she feels, “Some will be curious and some may not want to come and see it because of what they may perceive it to be. The leaked scenes are misleading. There are no sex scenes in the film. Even the one’s that were leaked, had us fully clothed.”

Asserting that Yellow Boots is not a sexually explicit film, she goes on to call the plot tragic. “The only titillation is in terms of the dialogue and attitude. Anurag has a particular audience that follows his film so I am sure it’ll generate footfalls,” she feels.

So with another sombre performance lined up, does she fear of being typecasted? “After Zindagi, that jinx has broken. After this film, I’ll be seen playing a bubbly character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s My Friend Pinto.”

First Published: Aug 16, 2011 18:17 IST