Much known for her commercial roles in films like ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (2011) and ‘Yeh JaawaniHai Deewani’ (2012), Kalki Koechlin has also received much recognition for her work in less commercial cinema. With more and more independent films being accepted by audiences, the actress believes this couldn’t be a better time for filmmakers to produce those type of projects.
“It is great. There is audience for small… alternate cinema. Today there are big studios… producers willing to invest in small films. Things are changing slowly. The time is great for small independent films as these films are getting attention provided the content is good,”Deccan Chronicle reported Koechlin stating.
Currently being involved in both types of cinema, the actress spoke about her experience, “I am happy, I don’t get as many commercial films as independent small films. But I am happy I get to do both commercial and independent small films. Both the kind of films help me explore myself as an actor.”
Koechlin’s next role will be ina film directed by fresh talent Nicholas Kharkongor, titled ‘Mantra’. Also starring Rajay Kapoor, Koachlin revealed, “I loved the script…it is an intelligent script.Rajat Kapoor told me about this film and I made myself available for the film for ten days.”
She added how everyone is getting involved in the post-production of the movie, “There were producers on board…we had money but it was not enough. So, as actors we did all that we could for the film…some worked for free, some arranged meals for the cast and crew. We hope people would give money for the project. We are also spreading the word for the film.”
Also starringShiv Pandit, Adil Hussain, Rohan Joshi and Lushin Dubey, Koachlin revealed the storyline, and about her character, “It is the story of changing India..how multi-national companies come and take over the small companies and one family becomes bankrupt. I play the daughter…have two brothers – Shiv Pandit and Rohan.”
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