Actor Kalki Koechlin says she doesn’t do many television shows as she feels uncomfortable being herself onscreen. “I don’t do many TV shows because I feel very uncomfortable being myself on screen. I prefer to hide behind my characters,” Kalki told IANS here on Thursday when asked about the show Kalki’s Great Escape.
The episode witnessed Kalki and her father Joel Koechlin on a bike journey through northeast India. “I did this because I had never visited northeast and it was a motorbike trip and because I got to spend time with my dad,” she said. Asked about her presence on social media where the Dev D actors prefers to talk about her work, Kalki said, “I am not there to argue about media or other issues which I might not be very well informed about. If I am well informed about something or if it is something to do with my work, whether it’s theatre or poetry slamming or my films… I am there.” The actor was in the city to launch Gillette Venus Breeze, a hair removal product for women.
She said it is important for people to talk about taboo topics such as menstruation and shaving. “It’s important. Nobody questions a man shaving, so why should it be such a problem for women,” she added. On being asked if she feels the pressure on having to dress up all the time, she said, “I always look best, except in the film Shanghai in which director Dibakar Banerjee wanted me to look terrible for my role. I am in an industry where I have to look best and dress up nice. So, finding out the best way to stay in shape and looking your best, is important.”