Unlike most newcomers, Kalki made her Bollywood debut with the not-so-commercial Dev.D. opposite Abhay Deol and managed to make a lasting impression. And with the modern version of Devdas, the babe become the face of offbeat cinema. But no longer…
Looks like Kalki Koechlin now wants to focus on commercial cinema. Isn’t that the reason why she has been doing more masala entertainers of late? Now we did think that it would be tough for the Shaitaan actor to do this, considering her not-so-conventional looks and her accent, apart from her quirky sense of humour and her track record, but Ms Koechlin has made the transition quite easily. From playing a snobbish and insecure girlfriend in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to becoming a bindass college girl with a vulnerable side in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Kalki has indeed made her mark in the commercial space. And while we love her new avatar, wethinks she should strike a balance between niche and massy films. Why? Coz though she has been able to charm the audience and us with her girl-next-door roles, we aren’t sure if filmmakers will rope her to play the lead heroine in their films, especially in the masala entertainers. After all, in Bollywood heroines are still judged mainly on their looks and their ability to wiggle-jiggle to the usual naach-gaana routines…hai na?
But what’s a mystery is why Kalki has decided to ditch the offbeat cinema that got her noticed in the first place. Is it a deliberate attempt to change her life, since most of her unconventional films have been directed by her hubby Anurag Kashyap? And we all know that the two are separated at the moment, and trying to work things out, if possible. By doing conventional Bollywood films, is Kalki trying to move away from Kashyap’s unconventional shadow? Very possible, wethinks. Well, we don’t mind watching the YJHD actor in any genre of film, coz when it comes to acting, the gal is supremely talented. So whatever she does do in the future, we will be watching and probably cheering loud and clear.
PS: Anurag should try his hand at commercial cinema too, and not the Gangs of Wasseypur type of thing. After all, a talented filmmaker is not bound by any genre, no! Will Hasee Toh Phasee be his experiment in that direction?