Newlywed Kalki Koechlin juggles life between career and marriage

Updated: May 10, 2011, 18:27 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: ‘Dev D’ actress Kalki Koechlin is busy promoting her upcoming film ‘Shaitaan’ and has no time to spend with hubby, director Anurag Kashyap. For her, the biggest challenge right now is to strike a balance between her career and her marriage.

The newly-married star, who tied the knot in a small and private function in Kalhatty near Ooty, recently, says that taking out time for each is important. Speaking to a daily she said, "I don`t think our lives have changed dramatically, but yes, marriage does make one smile from the inside," she says.

The actress also revealed that the marriage was planned for months and media got to know about it only at the last moment. "It was not hurried and I never wanted a big affair. We had been planning this for months. But since we wanted it to be very private, we told no one about it," said Kalki. The small and private affair included Anurag`s brother Abhinav, friends from Kalki`s theatre groups and director Vikramaditya Motwane, along with his wife Ishika in the guest list.

"The wedding itself was a very hands-on affair for us. We managed everything ourselves. I even did my own makeup," says Kalki. So is she planning to keep her surname or take hubby’s surname from now? "I will keep my surname and he will keep his" said the actress.

As of now Kalki is busy promoting her film ‘Shaitan’ which has been directed by Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Anurag and will release next month. She plays an awkward, angsty teenager in the film, who gets involved with a group of party-crazy youth and things escalate beyond repair. "To prepare myself for this role, I listened to music from Ben Harper, Bright eyes, Elliot Smith and The Prodigy. I also watched films like Kids directed by Larry Clark," she says.

Kalki is also starring in ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’ directed by Zoya Akhtar alongside Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, in which she plays a character called Zoya. "It is a comical role and very different from Shaitan or Dev.D, but is by no means a caricature or stereotype, as the character Zoya makes it very real and believable," she explains.