Kalki Koechlin does jhatkas and matkas in ‘My Friend Pinto’

The That Girl In Yellow Boots actor sings songs and shakes booty in Bollywood style

For a while Kalki Koechlin had been crying hoarse about how she would love to be part of a happy, colourful and vibrant piece of cinema and it seems her plea has finally fallen on the right ears. She’s got the chance to dance in My Friend Pinto opposite Prateik, despite her obvious struggle to get the moves right. So far this is the closest she has come to something that would describe as a commercial Hindi film song. And obviously she is extremely excited about it, even though this isn’t the first time she hits the dance floor onscreen. She matched steps with Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but was fortunate that her struggle wasn’t very obvious as she could hide behind the other stars. But she had no such luck in My Friend Pinto. Kalki confesses to enjoying grooving in My Friend Pinto despite her two left feet. “It is by a new director, so it is not going to be a Yash Raj (film) or something so big, but the film is extremely upbeat and bubbly. My character is super bubbly and I actually have a song in it! It’s a very cute number and I really enjoyed doing it. It is not a hardcore dance number or anything but, since it has Prateik and me it’s a little offbeat. And I think it’s still much more in that commercial romantic zone.” Unlike her husband’s dark twisted films that she is usually associated with. After films such as Dev.D and Shaitan, she’s finally got something light and comic. Way to go, Kalki!