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"I don't do many TV shows because I'd rather be doing films or theatre. I am an actor. I would rather be acting than playing myself on TV. So I don't do TV shows, so this was the time I did since we (she and her father) did this again after many years," said Kalki Koechlin

  | September 15, 2016 15:03 IST (New Delhi)
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Highlights

  • Kalki will appear with her father on a FOX's road trip series
  • Kalki and Joel explored the North East
  • I'd rather be doing films than play myself on TV shows, she said
Actress Kalki Koechlin, who will make her television debut with Kalki's Great Escape, says she is very selective when it comes to working on the small screen, as she would prefer "acting in films or doing theatre" over playing herself on TV.
The actress also said she made an exception for the FOX Life show as it allowed her to spend some time with her father Joel, and as the show resonated with her personality.
"I don't do many TV shows because I'd rather be doing films or theatre. I am an actor. I would rather be acting than playing myself on TV. So I don't do TV shows, so this was the time I did since we (she and her father) did this again after many years," Kalki told IANS.
 
 

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In the show, Kalki goes on a motorbike adventure to the North East with Joel, a biker and photographer. They are seen sharing many experiences during the ride through unexplored terrains of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
The Waiting actress added that her career in the industry has kept her busy, and hence she took the opportunity of being with her father through this show.
"We have not done many trips that we used to do earlier so that was definitely one of the reasons," she said.
Why the North East?
"We wanted to go to the North East because we have travelled a lot in India but didn't go to North East at all. Initially, my dad wanted me to cover (all) the seven sisters but then time constraint was there. We felt the need to find someone who knew the kind of theme which is not a regular TV show, and is kind of travelling to entertain people, but kind of more spontaneous and raw and kind of discovering things as we go along," said Kalki.
 
 

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She said that the channel "understood that."
Kalki said the show is about learning from people, interacting with the locals and discovering the place.
Joel also had fun being a part of the show. He said: "It is a first for me and I think from the extracts that I have seen it is coming better than I thought."
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 
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