You can’t have women empowered in office but not at home, says Kalki Koechlin

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You can't have women empowered in office but not at home, says Kalki Koechlin
You can't have women empowered in office but not at home, says Kalki Koechlin

What you stand out in, is what makes you beautiful, says the Dev D girl, who has stunned the industry with her choices of films in the last few years.

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 of what an actor is supposed to or is likely to travel.

You can't have women empowered in office but not at home, says Kalki Koechlin

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.

You can't have women empowered in office but not at home, says Kalki Koechlin

“I am always told I am an unconventional actor and I embrace that unconventionalness as that is what I am. Beauty is not just about external beauty but about honing your personality,” Kalki said at an event here.

Gender equality is still needed in the society, when it comes to sharing responsibilities at home, Kalki adds.

“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.

You can't have women empowered in office but not at home, says Kalki Koechlin

“I think domestic responsibility too needs to be shared at home. You can’t have women empowered in office but not at home. This balance is a big challenge,” she said.

Kalki will next be seen in “Jia Aur Jia”, alongside Richa Chadha and “Ribbon”.

“I have two films ‘Jia Aur Jia’ with Richa (Chadha). It is about two girls on a road trip to Sweden. This will be out by October end and then there is an independent film ‘Ribbon’ coming in November.

-PTC News