'My work speaks for itself'

'My work speaks for itself'

Confident star

'My work speaks for itself'
Actor Kalki Koechlin’s vivacious personality and choice of films have always been acknowledged by the audience. Apart from ‘Dev.D’, she has given memorable performances in films like ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’,  ‘Margarita with a Straw’, ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ and ‘Waiting’ among others.

In the city to promote her film ‘A Death in the Gunj’, the National Award-winning actor spoke to Surupasree Sarmmah at length about working with Konkona Sen Sharma, her love for pizza and more.  

What inspired you to take up a project like ‘A Death in the Gunj’?

I just knew Koko (Konkona Sen Sharma) was making the film and that was enough. I didn’t know anything more about it, except that it was set in the 70s, and I love that period.

Konkona is a talented actor. How was she as a director?

I would say Konkona is a perfectionist. She is someone who pays a lot of attention to details. She knew exactly what she wanted, both visually and emotionally, from the characters.

On a scale of one to five, how content are you in your life?

I would like to say three.

You are someone who speaks your mind. Have you ever faced any trouble because of this?

Maybe (laughs). But I would not know about it. I am sure people criticise me, but I am someone who doesn’t read too much about myself, not even articles because someone will misinterpret me and I
unnecessarily get riled up about them. So I believe in doing my work and my work speaks for itself.

Something you are extremely bad at...

Political correctness.

Heels or flats...

I love heels but it also depends on the occasion I am at.

What is your choice, burger or pizza?

When I was a non-vegetarian, I would eat a burger. Now I will say pizza.

How was your road trip to the North East?

It was awesome. I liked Arunachal Pradesh the most. There is a small village called ‘Sangti’ that I really liked, just because there was no network there. It is so isolated and beautiful.  

What annoys you the most about interviews?

I hate it when the interviewer asks ‘that one thing...’. I have to suddenly come up with ‘that one thing’ and there is too much pressure.