I create work for myself: Kalki Koechlin

Updated: Sep 15, 2011, 15:22 PM IST

Mumbai: Kalki Koechlin rose to fame with her debut film ‘Dev D’, but things didn`t get easier for her immediately. She actress says she is self employed person so instead of sitting and twiddling thumbs while waiting for a call, she creates work for herself.

"There has been times when I didn`t have work. Everyone thought that after `Dev D` my life became easy. But actually I was unemployed for a-year-and-a-half. What I did was that I created work for myself. I wrote a play and then we put it up. We performed it for a year. I have always believed in myself and that I will push myself enough to create work for myself," Kalki told reporters.

"I am self employed so I cannot be sitting and hoping for a phone call. If work is not coming for me, I create work. I hope that I am efficient enough in that sense to survive in the industry. I just hope to carry on doing what I do. I`ve not thought about making sure that I have a career for 10 years. For me, next challenge is what I have now," she added.

The actress, who recently got married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, has acted in films like ‘Shaitan’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘That Girl In Yellow Boots’.