(L-r): Saif Ali Khan, Kalki Koechlin, Ileana D’Cruz and Govinda at the music launch of “Happy Ending.” (PTI)
Actress Kalki Koechlin is returning to the big screen after a year-long gap with Happy Ending, which she says is a spoof on Bollywood romantic comedies.
The film helmed by Go Goa Gone-fame director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., also stars Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Ileana D’Cruz.
The 30-year-old actress, whose last release was Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013, plays an America-returned girl obsessed with Saif’s character.
“I am playing a crazy woman named Bisakha and she is an ABCD – American-born confused desi. She is obsessive about Saif in the film. Happy Ending is a spoof on our film industry and on all the romantic comedies. But it is a healthy spoof,” Kalki said.
When asked how she bagged a role in a comedy, the actress, who has mostly starred in films with serious content like Dev D, That Girl in Yellow Boots and Shanghai, said, “I guess I have a good comic timing and people have seen that in YJHD … so that must have worked for me.”
“With Govinda ji I don’t have many scenes because our tracks are different. But I have seen few scenes of him, it is just superb especially the comic timing. He delivers funny dialogs with a dead pan face which is commendable,” said the actress, who has grown up watching hit Govinda songs.
Besides Happy Ending, Kalki is also awaiting the release of Shonali Bose’s Margarita, with a Straw, in which her character is inspired by the director’s own cousin who has cerebral palsy.
Kalki will also be seen alongside Richa Chadha in Jiah Aur Jiah, which is a film about the bond between two girls.
The actress will soon begin shooting her next two films, Anu Menon’s Waiting with Naseeruddin Shah and Soni Razdan’s directorial venture Love Affair opposite Arjun Rampal and Gulshan Devaiah.
– Srabanti Chakrabarti