Kalki Koechlin feels Bollywood stories need to be more “realistic and inclusive”.
A Special Jury Award went to Kalki at the 63rd National Film Awards for her performance as a young woman afflicted with cerebral palsy in her film Margarita, With A Straw. “I think our stories need to be more realistic and more inclusive,” said Kalki.
Asked if she feels men have better roles in the industry, she added: “I don’t think it’s about men or women having better roles. It’s just that we stereotype men and women in their respective roles.”
The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actor will next be seen in a film titled Waiting. It is directed by Anu Menon and co-produced by Ishka Films and Drishyam Films. Kalki will be seen sharing screen space with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah.
Watch: Kalki, Naseer in Waiting trailer
Waiting, which also features Suhasini Ratnam, Rajat Kapoor and Arjun Mathur, is set to release in May 13.
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