She is audacious enough to make shocking statements about anything and everything. She wins everybody’s hearts everytime she speaks on a public platform. We are talking about none other than actress Kalki Koechlin, who is perhaps one of the few actresses in the industry, who has the guts to speak up her mind without sugarcoating it.
Amidst the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has put the spotlight on sexual abuse in the entertainment industry, Kalki Koechlin had a smashing statement to give to reporters, who asked her about her experience in our film industry.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I don’t think we provide an environment to our women to speak up about sexual abuse. We only listen to people once they are successful or famous. There are a lot of women who are at the struggling stages of their career who talk about these things but no one will listen to their story.”
Isn’t that true? We all subconsciously show more interest in listening to someone who is a famous personality.
Weinstein has been in news following a New York Times and the New Yorker expose of his alleged sexual misconduct. More than 50 women including likes of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong’o and Kate Beckinsale have detailed their encounter with the disgraced Hollywood producer.
She however gave a befitting advice to the country here:
“We are harping on the Harvey Weinstein issue which happened in LA while we have our own issues — the incidents at High Spirits in Pune, or the TVF incident (its CEO Arunabh Kumar was accused of molesting a woman). You hear about these things for half a day and then it is gone. We need to take responsibility for our own stories. I feel it’s about time we start listening to them.”
Clearly, Kalki has time and again hinted that she is not here to please anyone. We bring to you 5 of her quotes which prove she has always been an honest soul:
1. Her views on Indian people’s obsession with fairness creams
2. Her views on being a Feminist
3. Her monologue ‘The Truths of Womanhood’
You gotta watch this Monologue, written and performed by the woman, herself. It’s spot on and will definitely move you:
The actor will be next seen in “Ribbon” which also stars Sumeet Vyas. The film, directed by Rakhee Sandilya, is scheduled to release on November 3.