Actors cannot be role models for everything- Kalki Koechlin

Actors cannot be role models for everything- Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin feels Bollywood does not believes that actors are role models for everything.

Kalki who is known for speaking her mind says, “One of the drawbacks of being popular is that people expect you to take a stand on various social and political issues.”

“The biggest drawback is the idea that people think that you always have an important comment on everything. For example, sometimes people will ask me about some new law that has been passed or on surrogacy. They don’t understand that I need to do research on such topics to comment. The fact that we’re supposed to comment on every political and historical moment that has happened is very unfair. We are actors and we are good at performing characters and imbibing them. We should be appreciated for that. Of course, as an artist, there are certain things that we might want to express more than others, but we cannot be the role models for every subject.”

It’s not just on screen where she has portrayed some powerful roles, but off screen too, Kalki is known for her strong opinions on women’s rights and related issues.


Kalki will be next seen in A Death in the Gunj and she has also finished a web series titled Smoke.


Fareeha Imdad

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