Kalki Koechlin reveals she was called ‘Russian prostitute’
“Today, my super power is that I do not read any of that stuff,” said Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin
Mumbai: In a recent interview, bold and talented Bollywood Kalki Koechlin got candid and opened up about the problems she has faced in the film industry including those of sexual harassment and even prejudice based on looks. Kalki doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion on trending topics, which often places her in tough positions as she is at the receiving end of brutal criticism.
Speaking candidly with Pinkvilla, Kalki first spoke about the time when she had no work after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. She was quoted by the portal, saying, “I have literally had eight nine months of no work coming to me. That too after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.”
She later stated that she was labelled a "Russian prostitute" after the release of her debut film Dev D. "I remember being really upset after Dev D because there was one article that came out and at that time, I was reading everything because it was my first film. That article was like, 'They get all Russian prostitutes to work here in Bollywood' and I was like, I am not Russian. Get your research right at least."
Kalki added, “I saw judgments coming from our own media. I found that really tough in the beginning. But today, my super power is that I do not read any of that stuff."
Kalki Koechlin is expecting her first baby with her boyfriend Guy Hershberg, a classical pianist from Jerusalem, Israel. In an earlier interview, she revealed that she was frequently trolled with questions like 'Where's the husband?' and 'How can you do this?'
On the work front, Kalki recently appeared in the second season of Netflix’s Sacred Games and in the original series Bhram on Zee5.