‘I embrace the fact that I am unconventional’
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