By Kanika Rajani
Kalki Koechlin has quite a few surprises up her sleeve. While ‘Happy Ending’ will see her as Saif Ali Khan’s ex-girlfriend and ‘Margarita With a Straw’ as a girl with cerebral palsy, the actress has now signed another film, titled ‘Waiting’.
Helmed by Anuradha Menon, who directed ‘London Paris New York’, the film will see her in the role of a visitor to a patient in a hospital. “The film is about visitors waiting in hospitals for patients who are in coma. It will showcase the stages one goes through like depression or grief while dealing with a trauma like this. But it’s not a dark film and very light-hearted in parts. It’s about learning to deal with loss,” informs Koechlin.
The shooting of ‘Waiting’ will take off in about 10 days. Her co-stars include Naseeruddin Shah, who along with her plays a visitor to a hospital, while Rajat Kapoor is set to play a doctor. Arjun Mathur who was seen in ‘Luck By Chance’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’ is also part of the film.
When asked about her next film ‘Jiah Aur Jiah’, which features Richa Chadda and her, and has been delayed for a while, Kalki replies, “We’ve finished shooting, but I don’t know when the film is releasing. I’m not the kind of actor who interferes in the post-production of a film. When someone wants my dates for promotions, I get involved,” she said.