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'Chanda is not as glamorous as Chandramukhi'

French theatre actress Kalki Koechlin had a tough job ahead of her when she signed up to play Chanda in Anurag Kashyap's Dev D -- she had to live a role made famous by Hindi cinema veterans, Vyjayantimala and Madhuri Dixit.

To add to it, Kalki knew very little Hindi, making memorising pages of Hindi dialogue that much tougher.

But the debutante actress need not worry -- Anurag is obviously very proud of her work in his film. She talks to Patcy N about her Bollywood experience, and Anurag, whom she started seeing during the course of making Dev D.

Video and photograph: Reuben N V

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