‘I em­brace the fact that I am un­con­ven­tional’

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With movies such as Dev D, That Girl in Yel­low Boots and Mar­garita with a Straw to her credit, Kalki Koechlin has never fol­lowed the con­ven­tional path a fe­male ac­tor would take. The ac­tor says she likes be­ing tagged as “un­con­ven­tional” as it is her unique­ness that makes her feel beau­ti­ful. “Beauty is such a vast thing. We tend to look at beauty from a com­mer­cial an­gle. Unique­ness is an­other kind of beauty. What you stand out in, is what makes you beau­ti­ful.” “I am al­ways told I am an un­con­ven­tional ac­tor and I em­brace that un­con­ven­tional nessa st hat is what I am. Beauty is not just about ex­ter­nal beauty but about hon­ing your per­son­al­ity,” says Kalki.

“To­day, we live in a so­ci­ety where there are jobs and ed­u­ca­tion avail­able to women but they still lack con­fi­dence as women go through the pres­sure of get­ting mar­ried. Cer­tain laws are pa­tri­ar­chal.

“I think do­mes­tic re­spon­si­bil­ity, too, needs to be shared at home. You can’t have women empowered in the of­fice but not at home,” she said. On the work front, Kalki will next be seen in Jia Aur Jia along­side Richa Chadda, a film about two girls on a road trip to Swe­den, and Rib­bon, which comes out in Novem­ber.

I think do­mes­tic re­spon­si­bil­ity needs to be shared at home. You can’t have women empowered in the of­fice but not at home. KALKI KOECHLIN, AC­TOR

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