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Kalki Koechlin Talks About “White Girl” Phenomenon, Says She Was Asked For Drugs As A Teenager

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New Delhi:

Kalki Koechlin is all set to reprise her role as Faiza in the second instalment of the much-awaited web series Made In Heaven. Prior to the show’s release, Kalki Koechlin, in a recent interview with The Male Feminist, opened up about some unsavory incidents she was subjected to while growing up as a white girl in India. In a candid chat with The Male Feminist, Kalki recalled being asked for drugs by people who assumed she would have it since she was “white” by birth.

She said, “I saw it (patriarchy) very young because I was asked for drugs. Because I was the only white girl in my group (so it was about) loose morals, white girls’ phenomenon. They watch Baywatch and think everyone is like that. The minute I would answer back in Tamil, they would be like Akka, sister. Suddenly their perspective of you changes just because you speak in their language.”

For the unversed, the actor was born to French parents in Pondicherry, and stayed in Ooty later. 

Besides shedding light on the white girl phenomenon, Kalki Koechlin also shared her casting couch experience.

Recalling the incident, she said, “There was a film I did an audition for and I really liked and they called me back and said that you just need to meet the producer. So, I met the producer in his office with the blinds down and he said, ‘So, you know this is going to be your big opportunity. You are going to make it with this and I would like to know you better. Can we go for dinner?’ I got the drift of it and said that ‘Listen, it’s not for me. I am not into that,” she said.

Meanwhile, talking to PTI, Kalki expressed her excitement about being part of Made In Heaven season 2. She said, “As an actor, it’s incredibly gratifying to see how season 1 of Made in Heaven resonated with audiences and became such a popular and critically acclaimed series. The overwhelming response from fans has been heartwarming. Moving forward into season two, I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited. We have an incredible journey ahead, and just like the fans, I am eagerly looking forward to delving deeper into the lives of these complex characters and seeing what lies ahead of them. I can assure the loyal fans of Made In Heaven that season 2 will be grander and an enthralling experience.”

Produced by Excel Entertainment, Made In Heaven is created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti and is written along with Alankrita Shrivastava.

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