Kalki Koechlin, who has bagged the lead role in director Dibakar Banerjee's next political thriller "Shanghai", is donning a new avatar where, unlike her previous soft and subdued characters, she is playing a rebel.
She played a character called Shalini who returns home to a small town in somewhere in India, completing her university, and gets involved in the local politics.
The actor made her debut with her husband filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's film 'Dev D' in 2009.
She maintained that though she knew about the film from its first scratch, she was roped in late.
"It happened bit late. I knew about this film for some time but they hadn't finalised on me," said Kalki.
The shooting of "Shanghai" is on at Latur in Maharashtra.
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