‘Daayan’ a supernatural mystery, not horror film: Kalki

Kalki Koechlin is known to feature in offbeat films, and now the Indian actress of French descent will be seen in a new genre – Vishal Bhardwaj’s supernatural thriller “Daayan”.

“My next project is ‘Daayan’. It’s a Kanan Iyer film. Vishal Bhardwaj is producing and writing it. It is not horror (film), but a supernatural mystery. It’s kind of a magical film,” the 29-year-old said here while unveiling new bags by Hidesign.

Earlier, Vidya Balan was to be a part of “Daayan” but pulled out of the project reportedly because she didn’t want to feature in a hero-centric film.

Kalki is also excited about Dibakar Banerjee’s “Shanghai”, in which she plays a social activist. She will share credits with her “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” co-star Abhay Deol, but clarifies that there won’t be any romantic angle between them.

“‘Shanghai’ is a political thriller and will release in June. I play Shalini, a passionate social activist.

“In ‘Shanghai’, me and Abhay are not together…we are not paired opposite each other. Our tracks in the film, are different so we are not exactly working together,” said Kalki of the film, which will release June 8.

Kalki, married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, was last seen in “My Friend Pinto”, which failed to do well at the box office.

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