Mumbai, Sep 1, “Dev D” fame actress Kalki Koechlin, who is sharing screen space with Abhay Deol again in “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara”, feels her co-star is quite natural in front of the camera.
“It was nice working with Abhay again. We are used to working with each other so now we know what each other does best so we help each other out. He is a very natural actor and that’s the best thing about him,” Kalki told IANS.
The 27-year-old Indian actress of French descent starred opposite Abhay in director Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed 2009 Hindi film “Dev D”, a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Bengali novel “Devdas”. While Kalki played Chandramukhi, Abhay featured as Devdas.
In director Zoya Akhtar’s “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara”, Kalki worked with a female director for the first time and says it turned out to be great fun.
“It was superb working with Zoya Akhtar. It’s so much fun because she is so down to earth and also listens to girls,” quipped the actress, who was here with beau Kashyap for the launch of the talent portal Tumbhi.
When asked what role is she playing in Tumbhi, Kalki said: “Absolutely nothing. I’m just a loyal girlfriend. I showed up because Anurag asked me to. It’s a good concept.
“At the end of the day everything in this industry happens through connections so talented people who are new to the city have to find someone who has some connection with the film industry.”
She feels the portal will work as a bridge between wannabes and the film industry.
“It’s so hard for someone new to survive in this industry. When I was new here, it was so hard. I was clueless. I didn’t know what was going on. I used to sit at Prithvi Theatre every day finding out things and there was no set way of doing it.
“This portal just makes it easier. For any artist it is useful. It is economical, you can just upload stuff from your home. It is very practical,” said Kalki.