Kalki Koechlin, who has been in Bollywood for quite some time now. has never lip-synced to a song before. All the songs that she has shot for have been tracks that have been played in the background. However, not any more!
The actress will be seen lip syncing a song in her upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan for the first time. Quiz Kalki about the song and she says excitedly, “I am looking forward to watching the rushes. I spent a long time working on the track because I also play the guitar in it. I learnt the chords and then lip-synced for the vocals. It was great fun especially because I was doing in front of the master of lip syncing – Emraan Hashmi. This is also why I had to practice extra hard.”
Incidentally, Kalki plays the guitar in real life too. “I play the guitar in real life so it was fun for me to bring out my musical side to the song ‘Yaarun’. So, I learnt the chords and played them while singing. But, I had to focus on giving the expressions my director wanted rather than looking down at the guitar. It took quite some co-ordination to get it right,” says Kalki.
The lyrics of the catchy song goes ‘Hum cheez hai bade kaam ki yaarun, hame kaam pe rakh lo kabhi yaarun.’ Kalki has also never been seen in a typical song and dance number so far. We ask her if the song made her feel like a ‘typical Bollywood heroine’. She laughs and says, “It’s not your typical romantic number. We didn’t dance to it. My character in the film is a musician and so she’s performing at a party. It was shot realistically,” says Kalki..
“However my next step is singing and dancing. I am doing that in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. There’s a dance number with everyone in the cast which is full masti Bollywood style.”
What about a solo dance number is she game for it? “If something exciting comes my way why not. I am not opposed to be doing a dance number but it has to be something I can do convincingly to do it well,” she adds.