Kalki Koechlin’s upcoming film ‘Waiting’ is already earning accolades internationally and her performance alongside Naseeruddin Shah is being highly celebrated too. In the film, Kalki plays a young, sexy and brash newly-wed whose husband is critical with a brain injury post an accident. And director Anu Menon reveals that Kalki was her first and only choice for the role of Tara. “Even as my script developed I could only envisionKalki play Tara and right till the end I didn’t know who I would approach if she had refused to do the film,” says Anu.
However, the director reveals that much to her delight, Kalki agreed immediately. “Kalki has contributed not just as an actor but also with the dialogue-writer. She has given that extra edge to Tara with the inputs on her lingo and body language. So, as soon as she was on board I knew that Tara was in safe hands and in fact, she made my Tara perfect,” adds Anu.
Besides, Naseer and Kalki, ‘Waiting’ also stars Suhasini Ratnam, Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur and is set to release in May.