Kalki Koechlin believes that it is essential for actors to have trust between each other, especially before shooting intimate scenes. She believes that this practice should be made mandatory in the film industry. She said that she had to directly shoot intimate scenes with actors before even meeting them first.
“When we are on a film set, no one is going to not have a really choreographed action scene. No one is going to 'by mistake' punch the actor in the face. So why aren't we doing that for intimate scenes? There are a number of scenes I've done where I've not even met the actor before I have to bite his lips off. It doesn't make sense. There needs to be trust between the actors," she said.
She is currently doing a play where a two-page code of conduct was given that was drafted by royal court the previous year after several MeToo cases. "In this play that I'm doing, about rape of a Roman woman, every morning my co-actor and I have consent between each other where we ask 'Can we do this?' and agree on touch. That has just made us so much more comfortable. We trust each other a lot more. There is no 'improvisational bit' that happens. That kind of good practice needs to be encouraged and demanded from those of us in the industry," she added.
"In my industry, we have had a meeting few weeks back with the producers guild, directors, casting directors, crew members to understand what are the problems and how can we ourselves take responsibility," she quipped.