By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
Being in love is one of the best things but keeping it intact is hard! And it’s perfectly normal to walk out of it when things start to fall out or the person who once made you happiest becomes the reason behind your miseries. One of the B-town marriages that ended on a sad note was of Bollywood actress, Kalki Koechlin, and director, Anurag Kashyap. (Recommend Read: Deepika Padukone Wants Ranveer Singh To Come Home On Time, Reveals The Real Reason Behind It)
The 32-year-old actress has been on a professional rise with her experimental performances in different genres and speaking her heart out on sensitive issues with her spoken word poetry. Kalki is a living example of a strong lady who never feared gossipmongers and lived life on her own terms.
On March 18, 2019, the actress was interviewed by Humans of Bombay, an Instagram page, wherein she talked her heart out. In the post, Kalki talked about her childhood days and the colour biases, and stated, “My father hitchhiked from France to India & while he was living here, he met my mother. When they started a family, they were very much the locals of the city. My father taught hang gliding, while my mom taught French. I had an amazing childhood. For the most part, I was never aware that I was ‘white’. I didn’t feel like an outsider until much later.” (Also Read: Karanvir and Teejay's Twins- Vienna And Bella Host Holi Bash, Kashmera, Chahatt Attend With Kids)
Further sharing about her teenage years, Kalki added, “As I grew up, I noticed the difference. When I was a teenager, my friends & I would go on trips to the beach & people would approach me to buy drugs. I also had a nagging fear that I was being hit on because people thought I didn’t follow Indian customs. So I’d be extra nice with the aunties–make sure they knew I was just like my friends.”
Reminiscing about the years went by and the moment when she got her first film, Kalki went on to say, “As the years went by I realised I wanted to be an actor & went abroad to study. To sustain myself, I worked as a waitress & taught in schools while trying to juggle plays. Once I knew I was ready–I moved back home. I started going for auditions, I’d even carry an extra pair of clothes everywhere. But it was hard. I got many rejections & was typecast. After countless tries I finally got my first role in DevD! But that wasn’t enough to guarantee more work. For 2 years I had no offers. But I didn’t give up, I kept writing & acting in my own plays. And in 2011 I had 4 movie releases!” (You May Also Like: Shoaib Malik Is Missing His Baby Boy, Izhaan, Shares Adorable Pictures Of Him Giggling With His Dad)
Kalki further talked about the struggles and how it increased after her divorce with director, Anurag Kashyap. She shared, “The struggles never really end. When my ex-husband & I separated, I had to deal with the rumors. Everytime I stepped out with a man, the media thought we were dating. Journalists would ask how my life was post-divorce, how was I handling my career & balancing it? Even concerned neighbours would ask my parents such questions. But I chose to ignore it."
Concluding with the lessons she learned all this while, Kalki ended the interview with, “So through all of this, I’ve learnt that the struggle is on-going. It can find you anywhere. But life goes on, you think it’s the end of the world just because something terrible happens, but you know you can deal with it. It will pass and tomorrow it will take care of itself! But it's amazing what you can get through! You sleep it off & begin again.” (Don't Miss: Sameera Reddy Already Senses It's Going To Be Baby Girl This Time, Universe Sends Her The Signs)
Well, Kalki is definitely a ray of hope for many of us! What do you think?
May 19, 2015, was a sad day for two of the Bollywood’s most creative persons. We’re talking about Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin. Anurag and Kalki met on the sets of critically acclaimed Dev. D and love ensued between the two thereon. After dating each other for more than twoRead More