Kalki Coechlin not keen on Commercial

Posted on March 22nd, 2009 in News

09jan kalki5 Kalki Coechlin not keen on CommercialKalki Coechlin, the bright new star who caught our attention in Dev D is not too keen on developing a role in commercial cinema. “I feel settled in life and at peace with myself. Life changed after Dev D, but I am not keen on commercial cinema or any rat race of such sort,” she says, “Mumbai is a place of change right now. We are seeing some fascinating alternative cinema today.”

An Indian-born actress of French parents, she recognises she doesn’t fit the normal pattern and was getting used to being rejected for parts from mainstream producers before Dev D came along. Educated at Goldsmiths College in London, the multilingual actress has been attending the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, in which she played a small part last year and has walked the ramp this year. “I attended the fashion week last year,” she explains, “I did a hair show, but it was very low profile. I enjoyed the experience this year walking for Preeti S Kapoor. The clothes were very bohemian, a lot like my personal style.”

Kalki’s relationship with Anurag Kashyap has raised a few eyebrows in some quarters but Kalki is perfectly happy with life. “Anurag and I are very similar individuals,” she explains, “We’re both very artistic and unconventional. And also very much like outsiders — I never completely fitted into India due to my looks and he’s a Bollywood director but never goes by the rulebook. Also, I enjoy his honesty and sincerity.”

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