Kalki Koechlin is someone who can spring a surprise on you with her unconventional roles and unabashed statements equally.
Recently, she presented her monologue which talked about the effects of Patriarchy in Jaipur. in fact, a video rendition of the same had gone viral on Women's Day in 2014. The Margarita with a Straw actress has always called a spade a spade. She doesn't believe in sugar coating her words.
In fact, when asked about gender disparity in Bollywood in an interview to TOI, she had no qualms of expressing herself, "Bollywood is as patriarchal as our society. I once met a producer who asked me about my age and I said, 30. To this, he replied, 'Don't worry, you still have five years left.' Another producer showed me the exact spot on my face where I needed to get a botox." She added, "There's a lot of pressure on women in Bollywood. Objectification of women is very predominant, but I am happy that gradually things are changing. 'Piku' and 'Queen', both women-oriented films, brought a fresh change in Bollywood.
When asked about pay disparity in Bollywood, Kalki stated, "You only get paid more than a man if you are Priyanka Chopra."
Apart from her frank statements, the woman is also known for her unconventional roles. It all began with Dev D where she played a school girl who turns a prostitute. Then later came Shaitan, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Margarita With a Straw. In fact, she recently won A Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards earlier this year. for her portrayal of woman afflicted by cerebral palsy in Margarita, With a Straw.
According to reports, she has 'Waiting' next in line with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, a play for which she will be flying to USA and documentary which is based on India and its progress over the years.
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