The filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and the versatile actress Kalki Koechlin make a formidable duo not just as husband and wife but also as filmmakers.
The couple has worked together in critically acclaimed films like ‘Dev D’, ‘Shaitan’ and more recently ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ whose story has been penned by Kalki herself.
While talking to a daily, Kalki Koechlin revealed that her husband Anurag Kashyap is her biggest critic.
"Anurag is my biggest critic. He gives me his feedback. In fact, just recently, I finished writing a script and I showed it to him. He didn't approve it outright. He told me that there are some brilliant things in it, but it is like different scenes and not a story coming together. So he has asked me to work on it. He is pretty harsh that way," revealed the actress who has already begun working on a new script even before her movie ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ releases.
The movie ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ is directed by Anurag Kashyap and has Kalki Koechlin as the lead actress. The movie is said to be very intense and dark and Anurag Kashyap after the completion of the movie swore never to work with Kalki on such intense subjects again as it affects their personal equation.
When asked Kalki about the same she said, “When we were shooting the film, we did not talk to each other and even though we are happy with what we have done together, there was a lot of intense arguments. So it's not so much that I don't want to work with Anurag again on an intense film. (But) I think it will be more exciting for me even as an actor to do something different with him. "I think he has his zone of gangster, emotional, violent and intense films and for me, I constantly want to reinvent what I am doing and not do the same kind of thing. So, I would like to do a different kind of film with him”.
The actress and director fell in love while shooting ‘Dev D’ and got married recently.Kalki admits that her life has taken a turn for better after marriage.
"It's fantastic to have somebody you really love and care about. We are two very independent, fiercely stubborn people, so there are times when we don't talk to each other when we disagree on something. But obviously it's really good to have somebody who understands you because if my husband had any other job or I had any other job, we wouldn't understand how much time and toll it takes on us. We wouldn't understand that you can't be free every Sunday to spend time with each other. There are times that we don't see each other for two months in a row. So we deal with that," she said.
Talking about their professional decisions together she said, “We are very much separate in that way. Sometimes if I don't know about a filmmaker, I might ask him if he knows him... you get calls from a lot of random people. Now I have a manager to check that for me; so even that I don't ask him any more. For me, it's fantastic because he trusts me enough that I will have something new to show him”.