The time is great for small, independent films: Kalki Koechlin

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Actress Kalki Koechlin has said that that the future of small films in the country is great as big procurers are ready to invest in them.

The actress, whose has featured in many small budget films, said:

“It is great. There is audience for small… alternate cinema. Today there are big studios… producers willing to invest in small films. Things are changing slowly. The time is great for small independent films as these films are getting attention provided the content is good.”

She said that she was happy with the balance between commercial and independent small movies in her kitty.

Kalki has worked in small films like “Shaitan”, “That Girl In Yellow Boots”, and also in commercial biggies like “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”.

“I am happy, I don’t get as many commercial films as independent small films. But I am happy I get to do both commercial and independent small films. Both the kind of films help me explore myself as an actor,” she said.

Speaking about her next offering “Mantra”, she said that he loved the intelligenct script of the film, adding that her friend actor Rajat Kapoor had brought the idea of the film to her.

“Rajat Kapoor told me about this film and I made myself available for the film for ten days,” she said.

Kalki also spoke on the latest trend of crowd-funding movies. For the post production of “Mantra”, director Nicholas Kharkongor has opted for crowd-funding.

“There were producers on board…we had money but it was not enough. So, as actors we did all that we could for the film…some worked for free, some arranged meals for the cast and crew. We hope people would give money for the project. We are also spreading the word for the film,” she said.

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