While the character was inconsistently described by film critics as "a nightmare" and "engaging", Koechlin was unanimously praised for her performance, with Raja Sen calling her "an increasingly striking actress".
; born 10 January 1984) is a French-Indian actress and writer, who lives and works in India.Known for her unconventional body of work in the Hindi film industry, she is the recipient of such accolades as a National Film Award, a Filmfare, and two Screen Awards.She studied drama at Goldsmiths, University of London, and worked simultaneously with a local theatre company.After returning to India, she made her screen debut as Chanda in the drama Dev.Koechlin was conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her contributions to cinema.
Born in Pondicherry, India, to French parents, Koechlin was drawn to theatre from a young age.
She played the role of Natasha, a South Bombay girl who works as an interior designer.
Koechlin, who took diction classes for the role which required her to speak accented Hindi, revealed that she was keen to do the film because her work in such projects as Dev.
D in 2009–and won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Subsequently, she starred in two of the highest-grossing films of their respective release years–the comedy dramas Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), both of which garnered her Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Filmfare Awards.
They were looking for actors for a theatrical festival, Contacting the World, to be held in Liverpool.