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Kalki Koechlin Nails The Truth About Working On Indie Films Vs. Mainstream Films

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Actress Kalki Koechlin poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Mrgarita With a Straw, as part of the BFI London Film Festival, in central London, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Kalki Koechlin is one of those rare Hindi film actors to have dabbled sufficiently in both indie or 'offbeat' films as well as mainstream entertainers.

From That Girl In Yellow Boots and Margarita, With A Straw to Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the actress has struck a fine, difficult balance and continues to do so.

Her next film, Anu Menon's Waiting, is up for release this week. When HuffPost India asked her what's the one difference between being on the sets of a mainstream Hindi film and that of an indie project, she said:

“The silence on the sets of an indie film is really soothing as opposed to a mainstream entertainer where 100 things are happening at once, there is constant interruption which won't really allow you to think, and, most of all, there’s a lot of focus on hair... your hair has to be perfect or else there is no shot.”

Now that definitely has a strand of truth in it.

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