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Kalki Koechlin Says National Award Makes Me Feel More 'Desi'

"It's a really big deal for me. I think this is the most prestigious award you can get as an actor in this country. It makes me feel more desi. I feel like people will stop questioning my desiness," said Kalki

  | May 04, 2016 09:02 IST (New Delhi)
Kalki Koechlin

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Highlights

  • Kalki will next be seen with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in Waiting
  • Kalki collected her Special Jury National Award on Tuesday
  • Kalki Koechlin says National Award is really a big deal for me
Actress Kalki Koechlin, who collected her Special Jury Award at the 63rd National Film Awards for her performance in Margarita, With A Straw, said that this will make people stop questioning her "desiness".
"It's a really big deal for me. I think this is the most prestigious award you can get as an actor in this country. It makes me feel more 'desi'. I feel like people will stop questioning my 'desiness'," Kalki, who was here to receive the award, told IANS to a query on how important the award was for her.
Kalki, who plays the role of a girl with cerebral palsy, shared that the film was important for her as she got to learn a lot as an actor and a human being.
"It was an important film for me. I learnt a lot as an actor and a human being. The amount of practice I had to do for that film was incredible. It just shows that how much more work we can put into every film," said Kalki, who was dressed in an off-white sari with green border at the ceremony.
Kalki will next be seen sharing screen space with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in Waiting.
She has called the 66-year-old actor a "fantastic person".


 
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