Kalki Koechlin: Celebs must be aware of the cause before taking on the subject

Updated: 26 November, 2017 14:45 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

Kalki Koechlin says celebs should not give opinions on topics they know little about

Kalki Koechlin has always been vocal about her views on various social issues, but the actor believes celebrities should not give opinions on serious subjects unless they are well-versed with them. The 33-year-old says there is always a risk associated with being a public figure as there are chances of one's views being misinterpreted. Koechlin says, "I believe when a celebrity voices an opinion, there are chances for it to be taken out of context. The celebrity should personally relate to the subject. If they just put a face to the cause, without knowing about it, it doesn't serve the purpose."

Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin

She adds, "I agree with the fact that when a public figure supports a cause, it makes a big impact. It involves a lot of people and gives confidence to others to talk about the issue. But ultimately, the change comes from the entire community. Branding by a celeb is just a seed." The actor says she is growing as an artiste and has found a novel approach to express herself. "I am doing a lot of experimental films as well as theatre. I am doing more of indie stuff as I don't get that many commercial offers, but I am busy. I don't have any complaints and I am happy about the experiences. I am constantly evolving as an actor. I keep finding newer ways of expressing myself," says Koechlin, who will next be seen doing a cameo in Shanawaz Nellikunnil's Candyflip. There is also a web-series lined up with filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, which is about a big fat wedding gone horribly wrong.

First Published: 26 November, 2017 08:33 IST

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