"It is great. There is audience for small... alternate cinema. Today there are big studios... producers willing to invest in small films. Things are changing slowly. The time is great for small independent films as these films are getting attention provided the content is good," Kalki stated.

The 31-year-old actress has been part of small budget movies like 'Shaitan', 'That Girl In Yellow Boots' among others. She tasted commercial success with 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.

She is now happy balancing doing both commercial and independent small films.

Kalki would be seen next in 'Mantra'. It was her actor friend Rajat Kapoor who brought the idea of the film to her. Director Nicholas Kharkongor of 'Mantra' is going for crowd-funding for the post production of the film. The 'Dev D' actress feels the trend of crowd-funding has a great future.

'Mantra' is a story inspired by an iconic Indian brand that was struggling to hold its own against the onslaught of multinationals and was eventually bought out by one.

With the cast of Kalki, Rajat Kapoor, Shiv Pandit, Adil Hussain, Rohan Joshi and Lushin Dubey, the film is set in 2004 against the backdrop of 'India Shining' period.

"It is the story of changing India..how multi-national companies come and take over the small companies and one family becomes bankrupt. I play the daughter...have two brothers - Shiv Pandit and Rohan," Kalki said.

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