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I am a misfit because I am not concerned: Kalki Koechlin


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Actress Kalki Koechlin says she is least bothered about whether she "fits in" in Hindi films as she is highly passionate about the creative process of a film.

Asked if she feels that she has "fit in" in Hindi films, Koechlin told IANS here: "I think I find my place in Indian cinema. But if you have asked me about such a thing, I don't know if I fit in... or I am a misfit because I am not concerned.

"I am not bothered about how many parties I attend or the number of invitations coming in. I work and that is something I am passionate about. It's my indulgence in characters that will drive me to do a lot of homework, and a story that will intrigue me to the core."

Dev D, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Margarita with a Straw and A Death in the Gunj are some of the unusual films that Koechlin has done.

What sets Koechlin apart is also how she openly praises other actresses. When Koechlin's Waiting had a clash with Radhika Apte's Phobia, she was generous in lauding the latter's work

"Yes, because I find talent sexy. If you have watched that film, you know the whole film was based on nothing but her performance. Then why not? She is a brilliant actress. You know every Friday, so many films are releasing, but not all the film create an impact in your mind. So I get excited to see good cinema. I thank people who are creating good cinema."

As the style of storytelling is changing and filmmakers are experimenting with subjects, Koechlin said: "The practice of offering more choices to the audience is great

"You, I, as audience love watching romantic comedies and comedy. At times, I enjoy watching documentaries. The good thing is filmmakers understood that choice is a luxury, and we want more choices, more variety of films. So this is the exciting phase in our cinema."

Koechlin's next, Ribbon, will be release on 3 November.

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