Our stories need to be more realistic, inclusive: Kalki Koechlin

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 04, 2016 17:37 IST
Kalki Koechlin receives the special jury award for Margarita with a Straw from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. (IANS)

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.”

Read: Only Priyanka Chopra is paid more than a man in Bollywood, says Kalki

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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