I just want to stay relevant: Kalki Koechlin
The actor talks about her journey as an actor and how she differentiates herself from other actors in the industry
Kalki Koechlin doesn't follow any set rules or plans to reach where she wants to in the years to come as she believes in improvising and trying something new with different mediums.
The actorm, who feels a journey is more about the process than the final product, says, "In the beginning, I was very stubborn and always wanted to be just an actor. I was told by a lot of people to try my hand at writing or directing, but I always thought of myself as an actor. However, today, I feel all these roles are so interlinked. Many times I write, rewrite scenes with my director or with my co-actor, and we collaborate on a piece and I realise the roles are so interchangeable."
Asked whether she wants youngsters to take her as an inspiration, she says, "It is enough if I can be relevant. It is more about me keeping up with youngsters than influencing youngsters. So I just want to stay relevant, really."
The National Award-winning actor made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap's Dev.D and went on to do some unconventional roles in films like That Girl in Yellow Boots, Margarita with a Straw and Waiting.
Questioned how she sees her journey in Bollywood as different from that of other actors in the industry, Kalki says, "It is for other people to judge. I don't think I have had any set way or plan that I want to reach here or there in the next two to three years. I improvise a lot and try something new every couple of years. I have worked on a documentary - Azmaish, on a podcast - My Indian Life. I do theatre and am also working on poetry. I feel like there is no limit to how you create and am always finding a different medium to put the point across."