Zoya Akhtar casts Kalki Koechelin in Running With The Bulls


MUMBAI: "I like the jury’s choice," is what Kalki Koechelin said after she won her first Filmfare award for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. The actress has now been signed on by Excel Entertainment for Zoya Akhtar’s tentatively titled film – Running With The Bulls.


Kalki will star with the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Katrina Kaif in Running With The Bulls.


After Dev D, Kalki took time off and got into theatre. The actress played the lead in the play called, "Skeletons in the Cupboard." Thereafter Kalki said, "I have reading scripts but nothing worthwhile came up until I got an offer from Zoya Akhtar. The film has Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead, along with Katrina Kaif. This is a big film for me as I enter mainstream Bollywood. That has always been a priority and now that it has become a reality. I am super excited."


Kalki is currently honing up her Hindi diction. Shooting for the film will start in May and the bulk of the shooting will be in Spain.


Talking about her director, Kalki tells Businessofcinema.com, "Zoya has a vision of film making, which is mainstream yet with her own interpretation. This gives the entire film a different hue. Luck By Chance had a complete Bollywood setting, yet the narrative was different. And I am sure Runing With The Bulls, which will feature some great actors will have Zoya’s stamp on it."


Kalki is also riding high on the fact that she is endorsing Coco Cola along with Imran Khan and is part of the Cola giant’s gen next plans.