Kalki Koechlin on Bollywood: I’m a small pawn in a sea of chess players
Marking her debut in Bollywood with ‘Dev.D’ in the year 2009, Kalki Koechlin is known for her unconventional body of work in the Hindi film industry. She has now established herself as an actor of merit. However, the actress feels that she is a small pawn in a sea of other chess players.
In an interview with the news agency PTI, Kalki said, “Pressure to do good work is always there. The pressure of being one small pawn in such a vast sea of other chess players. You’ve got to try and make your bit count, it’s always hard.”
The actress, who has consistently gained praise for her work in films like ‘Margarita With a Straw’, ‘Waiting’ and ‘Gully Boy’, stated that finding a well-written role is always a challenge. “It’s one of my constant complaints. To find interesting characters that have layers to them is difficult. They are few and far in between. It’s an amazing feeling for an actor when you do get such roles,” she added.
The 35-year-old actress also asserted that there are different combinations that come into play when choosing a script. “Sometimes I’ve loved my character but not the script and even the opposite. It’s all about where you are in life and what you want to do,” she concluded.
On the work front, Kalki will next be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s original ‘Made In Heaven’. The web series is directed by Zoya Akhtar, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava and Prashant Nair.