Kalki not in La Tomatina, confirms Zoya Akhtar

The Shaitan gal wasn’t supposed to be in the scene, explains the director of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

All those rumours are actually true…in bits, at least. Especially the one we heard about Kalki Koechlin not being a part of La Tomatina festival in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Surely you know about that one? About how upset Kalki is that her part has been cut out of the tomato sequence? That she had also thrown tomatoes around with a lot of enthusiasm, only to learn later that the segment with her in it was not going to be used? The buzz is that the actor is so miffed that she decided not to promote the film! But apparently that’s not true. Not if you believe Zoya Akhtar, anyway. The lady who has scripted and directed ZNMD says there was never any question of cutting out Kalki. Why? “Kalki is an interesting, edgy actress. I saw Dev.D and her other film, That Girl in Yellow Boots – that’s not yet released here. She is superb. But in ZNMD, she doesn’t come in till after the tomato sequence. So since she is not there anyway, how could I cut her out?” We can’t beat that logic. For now. Especially since Kalki has spoken about the experience of La Tomatina and how tough it was. Guess we have to wait till the film releases to know more.

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