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Rockstar Papa Ki Rockstar Beti: Meet Kalki and Her Dad Joel

The Quint’s Divyani Rattanpal caught up with the snappy Koechlins and boy, both of them are two live wires!

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Kalki Koechlin’s father Joel raised his daughter to be tough. From a young age, she could change tyres, ski and fly a microlight.

And though the actor’s busy life leaves little room for them to meet (she lives in Mumbai while he is based out of Bengaluru), they did come together to shoot a show, Kalki’s Great Escape on Fox Life, where the father-daughter duo travel throughout the North East on their respective motorbikes.

Kalki Koechlin and her father Joel in  a still from the show, Kalki’s Great Escape. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Life)
Kalki Koechlin and her father Joel in a still from the show, Kalki’s Great Escape. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Life)

For Joel, this was a better proposition since as a kid, Kalki would ride pillion with him, but this time, he had the bike all to himself.

Kalki Koechlin with her father, Joel. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Life)
Kalki Koechlin with her father, Joel. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Life)
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Though Kalki’s parents divorced when she was fifteen, the bond between them has remained strong. Joel says:

It is a natural bond which has continued to evolve over the years, during the different periods of our lives. I had my ups, my downs, she has also had difficulties sometimes. But that bond remains, it is something steady.
Joel Koechlin, Photographer and Actor 
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A candid Joel admits he never imagined his daughter to be a celebrity, that too in his adopted country.

The father-daughter Koechlin duo. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Life)
The father-daughter Koechlin duo. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Life)

Kalki even talks about the advice her father gives her, including not getting pregnant before marriage!

(This story is from The Quint’s archives and was first published on 8 September 2016.)

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