People should realize that actors can’t be role models: Kalki Koechlin

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Mumbai: Bollywood versatile actress Kalki Koechlin who is known to be bold enough to give her point of views, said that one of the main disadvantage of being a famous personality is that people expect you to take stand on political and social issues. But they should realize that actors cannot be role models every time instead they should only be appreciated for their work.




While talking to the media in an interview, the actress went on to say: “The biggest drawback is the idea that people think that you always have an important comment on everything. For example, sometimes people will ask me about some new law that has been passed or on surrogacy. They don’t understand that I need to do research on such topics to comment.”




“The fact that we are supposed to comment on every political and historical moment that has happened is very unfair. We are actors and we are good in performing characters and imbibing them. We should be appreciated for that. Of course, as an artist, there are certain things that we might want to express more than others, but we cannot be the role models for every subject,” she added.




The 33-year-old is known for portraying unconventional characters on screen. She ventured into filmdom with the critically-acclaimed “Dev D”, where she played a young girl who ends up becoming a prostitute. Later, she did films like “Shaitan”, “That Girl In Yellow Boots”, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, “My Friend Pinto”, “Margarita with a Straw”, “Waiting” and more.

It’s not just on screen where she has portrayed some powerful roles, but off screen too, she is known for her strong opinions on women’s rights and related issues.

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