Kalki Koechlin and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap may have parted ways after being married for more than two years, but the actress insists that the two still share a comfortable relationship.
The couple issued a joint statement last year announcing
that they were taking time apart from each other.
But recently on TV show Koffee With Karan, Anurag Kashyap was
all praise for Kalki, 30, and even went on to say that she was
the best thing that happened in his life.
The actress said she was touched after watching the
"He (Anurag) was saying what he really felt. I found it
very touching. Of course, I was moved by what he said. We have
a relationship where we can talk to each other," Kalki told PTI.
"Everybody thinks now we are kind of enemies or something
but I called him up after that episode. It's a very
comfortable relationship that we share," she added.
After her last release Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the
versatile actress will be next seen in diverse roles in her
upcoming projects which includes Howard Rosemeyer's girl
bonding film Jia aur Jiaand Happy
Ending starring Saif Ali Khan.
While Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D K's Happy Ending is a
kind of quirky spoof on typical rom-coms, Jia aur Jia, is
about girl bonding and also stars Richa Chadda.
"Jia and Jia is a girl bonding film. We have so many of
those bromances like Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi
Dobara but did not really have a chic flick. It was
refreshing to see a movie like that about two girls.
We both play very opposite characters. Richa plays the
role of a very corporate, serious and uptight sort of girl
while I am free-spirited and vagabond types. So, when you put
two people like that, there is a lot of comedy and drama."
Having worked in off-beat films like Shaitan, That
Girl In Yellow Boots, Kalki feels a commercial entertainer
like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which attracts audience on a
large scale, helps in taking the artiste to the masses.
"As a larger population of people watch a film like Yeh
Jawaani Hai Deewani than a film like That Girl In Yellow
Boots, it enables you to reach that audience.
"When that happens, it brings you in a position to do
different kinds of films which that audience might watch if
they know who you are," she added.
As an actress, Kalki wants to sign for challenging roles
and not bind herself in a particular image.
"As an actor I don't want to repeat myself. I want to do
something which challenges me and makes me learn something
new. But it's also the way people see you. Gradually, I am
trying to show the people that I can do different types of
things," she said.
"People have an idea that she will do crazy roles but
those kinds of scripts come my way. But yes, if I wanted to
have a normal job in an office, I would have gone for
something like that. The fact that I am an actor I would not
do the same thing over and over again. I would rather do a
different thing," she added.