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Kalki Koechlin

As the world is torn and twisted out of shape, as hardscrabble efforts to mend the fabrics of our lives runs against our frustrated hopes, the one thing that emits warmth and joy are children, their unknowing demeanours, the li’l beasts’ innocent pranks. What we have here goes to the root of it all—a nativity scene bathed in ethereal light, of Kalki Koechlin cradling baby Sappho, announcing six months of breast feeding her daughter and looking all the happier for it. On the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho wrote lyric poems of love, dipping her quill in violet ink. In our babe’s wide-eyed, agape wonder, we see abundant promise.

Her kohl-lined eyes might not make you dance to their still rhythm, but Kalki Koechlin has indu­bitable screen presence, even when not donning smokily steel-blue swimsuits. Ask devotees of web series Sacred Games, where Kalki’s Batya Abelman will make slavering binge-watchers hanker for more in its new season. Shadows of the notorious Rajneesh acolyte Maa Anand Sheela have been det­ected, ackno­wledged, then politely kept aside. That’s Kalki in cruise control

Bollywood actress Pooja Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin attended the screening of the film ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’, in Mumbai.

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with Sumit Vyas in Ribbon

A still from Jia Aur Jia

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Actress Kalki Koechlin speaks at Tomorrow's India Global Summit 2017 at Siri Fort in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actors Shabana Azmi and Kalki Koechlin participating the silent protest "Not in My Name" against the incidents of targeted lynching, in Mumbai.

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The Guinness world records is a challenge-monger’s del­ight. So, when Kalki, Jacqueline and Sakshi turned up to take aim at the record for most women holding an abdominal plank, most people who like to egg sporty types on chee­red. The International Day of the Girl Child couldn’t be better spent.

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Amitabh Bachchan, Kalki Koechlin and others at a special screening of film "Margarita With A Straw" in New Delhi.

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Kalki Koechlin walks the ramp showcasing a Nishka Lulla creation during the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 in Mumbai.

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Kalki Koechlin poses on the red carpet of the Asian Film Awards at the Venetian Macao in Macau.

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Ends In A Huddle Behold the new filmmaking community in a communal clinch—smart, confident, sassy, globally attuned and with a fair share of, we hope, talent. Certainly the impression conveyed by (Lto R) Ranvir Shorey, Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin, Saif and Dinesh Vijan during a celebratory selfie for the film Happy Ending.

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Actors Cyrus Broacha and Kalki Koechlin walk the ramp as showstoppers during a fashion show in Mumbai

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Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab S in New Delhi.

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his estranged wife Kalki Koechlin during the premiere of a documentary film in Mumbai.

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Actor Kalki Koechlin displays a creation during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Kalki Koechlin, Actress

Actress Kalki Koechlin showcases a PETA t-shirt with a message 'My Cat is a Rescue'.

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Kalki Koechlin at the Global Indian Film & Television Honours 2012 in Mumbai on Thursday evening.

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Serving Sermons To The Choir Going by the vigour Hrithik has exhibited on the promotional tour for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, one could be forgiven for thinking it’s do-or-die time for the embattled actor. Serenading near-swooning girls does not a blockbuster make.

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Actors Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koelchin flag off their road tour from Mumbai to Delhi to promote their film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in Bandra, Mumbai.

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From left, actress Puja Sarup, director Anurag Kashyap, and actors Kalki Koechlin and Gulshan Devaiah pose during the photo call for the film That Girl in Yellow Boots at the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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