Kalki Koechlin reveals, `I chose not to marry`, opens up on having a baby

Kalki Koechlin, known for her stellar performances, recently opened up about the online trolls she faced when she announced her pregnancy. The actress, who is gearing up for her appearance in Made in Heaven Season 2, shared her experience of dealing with criticism when she and her partner, Guy Hershberg, welcomed their daughter Sappho in 2020. Addressing the trolling, Kalki revealed that it was a conscious decision on their part not to get married.

In an exclusive conversation with Mashable India, Kalki candidly shared that she had previously been married to director Anurag Kashyap, and her current partner was not keen on the idea of marriage. They mutually decided against tying the knot, opting instead to live together as a committed couple.

Following the birth of their daughter, Kalki and Guy settled in Goa, where they continue to reside. However, Kalki frequently travels to Mumbai for work commitments. She spoke about her efforts to keep her visits short, ensuring she doesn`t stay away from her daughter for extended periods. Explaining the reason behind her move to Goa, Kalki mentioned her desire for her daughter to grow up in an environment surrounded by lush greenery and ample outdoor spaces. She had previously expressed the same sentiment in an interview with The Times of India.

Kalki revealed that she first met Guy while on an all-girls trip to Israel. Coincidentally, he attended the same music school as one of her friends, making him one of their contacts during their trip. Despite their hectic work schedules that often take them away from home, both Kalki and Guy prioritize returning to Goa whenever they can.

In her upcoming project, Kalki will be seen in the film Goldfish alongside Deepti Naval. The movie revolves around a heartwarming mother-daughter narrative, where the daughter travels back to India when her mother grapples with the onset of dementia. Audiences can catch this touching tale in Indian theatres starting from August 25.

Through her openness about her personal choices and the challenges she faced, Kalki Koechlin continues to inspire many with her unwavering commitment to living life on her own terms. As she awaits the release of Goldfish and the highly anticipated Made in Heaven Season 2, her fans eagerly look forward to witnessing her exceptional performances once again.