Kalki hopeful of a new dawn in Indian cinema
With 'Dev D', the industry not only got talented new comers like Kalki Koechlin and Mahie Gill, but the film also marked the beginning of a new age Bollywood cinema that was a perfect collaboration of mainstream and parallel cinema. And Kalki who till date has stuck to doing parallel cinema feels that times are fast changing in Bollywood and hopefully more and more films will make way for this healthy trend to grow.
"I think it's a matter of time before the number game starts changing. The problem is that right now, people appreciate small films but they're not showing up at the box office as much....which is starting to change. This is a year of small films - from 'Paan Singh Tomar' to 'Kahaani' to 'Vicky Donor'. These are films which are still alternative and pushing the barriers, but also doing well, comparatively, making money at the BO. So if people realize, that it's a matter of time before they start investing in quality work," said a hopeful Kalki, who also attended the Cannes film festival this year and claimed that she was happy to see Indian films getting acknowledgment on foreign soil.
"Well, it was for the first time in many years that they've had so many Indian films at Cannes, it was crazy – 'Peddlers', 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and 'Miss Lovely'. I'm so happy that this is a sort of turning point for Indian cinema. I really hope that it's the start of progress in a different kind of cinema, or at least more chances for people to show other kind of work than just Bollywood," added an optimistic Kalki who is currently riding high on the acclaims she got for her recently released film 'Shanghai'.