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Kalki Koechlin taken out of her comfort zone in ‘Shanghai’

We have all seen Kalki Koechlin play very versatile��roles in�ʉ�Dev D�۪ ��(2009), ��The Girl in Yellow Boots�۪ (2010) and most recently ��Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara�۪ (2011). Her next venture, ‘Shanghai�۪ will see Koechlin play another extremely different character. With this film, the director Dibakar Banerjee definitely takes the actress out of her comfort zone.

��ω�_Dibakar said that I had to be ugly, but adorable. Now that was a strange mix I had to bring on screen,” Mid-Day reported the actress as saying in an interview. Banerjee even went to lengths of getting Koechlin to cut her hair extremely short in a style that really didn�۪t flatter the actress. ���…Well, here was my moment of getting into that discomfort zone the minute my hair was cut. I used to be so depressed on waking up in the morning. I thought I looked like a complete idiot,” she says.

Talking about her character Koechlin goes on to explain, ���Dibakar is presenting me as someone who is not an accepted person; she is an outsider. So basically everybody stares at her and people just think that she doesn’t belong to their world.”

Due to release this year, ��Shanghai�۪ will also star Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi.