Known for her offbeat roles in
, Kalki Koechlin will soon be seen
playing fun loving avatars in movies such as Ek Thi Daayan
and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
The 29-year-old actress, who began her career playing a
MMS scandal victim who turns into a prostitute in 2009 release
, was last seen portraying a student activist in
"I am playing this bohemian happy-go-lucky girl in Ek
. She is a very sweet 'non-daayan' like character.
I do get into an unpredictable zone but the inherent sweetness
doesn't go," Kalki told PTI.
The film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, also stars Konkona
Sen Sharma and Huma Qureshi.
"I am not necessarily a 'daayan' but then I could be the
one! It is this very unpredictability about the film that I
love most. It is a contemporary film set in today's Mumbai,"
The actress is also busy these days shooting for the
Karan Johar-produced Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Talking about her character, Kalki said, "In this film I
am playing a very loving girl, someone who everyone falls for.
This is again the kind of character that I have never done
before. I am getting into the shoes of this really 'bindaas',
loud and funny girl."
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
stars ex-flames Deepika
Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor and is directed by Ayan Mukerji.
"Ayan is a very interesting and promising director. I
liked his Wake Up Sid
a lot. He has a lot of enthusiasm and
energy that makes you believe in the film you are doing with
"He is also shooting the film quite beautifully. The film
has the kind of setting that requires us to travel a lot,"
The actress says, despite some critically acclaimed
performances, there were times when she was out of work as she
wasn't being offered the right kind of projects.
But she is happy with the kind of movies she is getting
"I don't know whether this is the best or the worst time
in my career. I am just happy that today I am here and doing
the kind of work I want to. Guess one has to be patient enough
to find the right kind of films. There have been phases in my
life when I had no work.
"After Dev D
I didn't face the camera for one and a
half years. Even Shanghai
was completed a year back and then
there was a huge gap. There were gaps in between my films but
then I waited since I wanted to do certain kind of films. I
guess the wait has been worth it," Kalki told PTI.