- Kalki Koechlin recently gave an interview with The Quint to promote her new show on Zee5, Bharam
- She spoke about the positives of being pregnant and how she dealt with trolls asking for her husband, since she wasn’t married to her boyfriend
- She also Spoke about the hardships she faced during her first trimester, when she was shooting on the sets of Bharam and expresses gratitude towards her crew
- The actress speaks about how she managed to shoot a thriller even though she is pregnant, and how she has had to make changes in the content she is exposed to
- She opened up about being faced with online trolls, who asked for her husband, and how they commented on various aspects of her life
Kalki Koechlin, a Bollywood actress, recently revealed that she was pregnant with her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg’s child. She gave an interview with The Quint, and opened up about various aspects of her pregnancy, how she dealt with the shooting of Bharam while being pregnant, and the trolling she was subjected to online.
The Bollywood actress states that the best part about being pregnant that you feel heavenly. She states that it felt like creating life inside you, which makes you very aware of your surroundings. However, the worst parts for her are the vomitting and morning sickness she faced for the first 3 months.
The actress revealed that she was pregnant while shooting for her latest show on Zee5, a psychological thriller, Bharam, and states,
yes, i was, in fact, in my first trimester, which is the hardest. i was puking, i had dizziness, i had nausea. only my director, sangeeth sir and my make-up artists angie knew that i was pregnant. so, thankfully she was really like my rock. getting me the right kind of food, making sure i was getting, you know, rest in between and things like that. but it was really tough.”
When asked about how she was able to shoot a psychological thriller in her delicate condition, Kalki claimed that when you are in the shooting process, it isn’t that scary and you know what is going on around you. On the kind of content she has to watch now, she says,
“i have my netflix content, you know, you get those recommendations. my recommendation was always serial killers because i love watching these docus, you know, assassination of versace and all that. and so that’s gone now. now i’m watching happy stuff. i watched crashing recently, which was cute. and i watched some mom show actually about, you know, post being a mother.”
Kalki also spoke a little about getting into character for Bharam. She states the fact that they had to shoot in remote locations, sometimes in forests and such, helped her stay in character because she was away from home.
On the trolls online, Kalki says,
“i think i was a little nervous about the first announcement (about the pregnancy), but i also knew that these were going to come up. at the same time, whenever i’ve met up with anyone face to face, like my neighbours, they have been super supportive. only on social media, of course you have your trolls. so like where’s the husband? how can you do this? and you know, don’t wear tight clothes, don’t show your belly and all that stuff. so that. that comes with my territory. i’ve been used to doing that for the last 10 years with just being a celebrity. so i am okay. i’m okay right now.”
Bharam is available as a web series on Zee5. It is based on the book ‘tThe wrong side of her” by K Hari Kumar. Kalki is playing the role of the novelist in the series, who deals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.