Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, who has enthralled the audience with her powerful performances, says if she gets a good story she would like to venture into direction.
“For me, expressing my thoughts is writing or talking about something which deeply affects me. If something on these lines does come to my mind, then why not,” Kalki told a foreign media agency.
The 32-year-old acclaimed actress said while she feels lucky to have had meaty roles in her filmography, she wishes the industry comes up with stronger stories in future.
“The scripts and stories need to be stronger and that will happen if the writers are also given the liberty to express their creativity and paid better. Having said that I must say I have been lucky to have a free-willing career and do meaty roles.”
On the recent controversies about censor board’s role in passing feature films for screening and imposing certain curbs, Kalki said, “We need a strong board of a rating system where it’s implemented better. The adults are then free to make a choice of whether or not do they want to watch the film or not.”
Kalki moved the audience as a cerebral palsy patient in the 2015’s coming-of-age film “Margarita with a Straw”.
The actress is now looking forward to her forthcoming films “Waiting”, also starring Naseeruddin Shah, and “Mantra” with her “Shaitaan” co-star Shiv Pandit.
The “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” star recently featured in three online videos dealing with issues like freedom of speech, thinking, privacy, prohibited love and surrogacy.
“As an artiste I am always striving to do something different. The issues taken up in these have never been spoken about so freely. I wanted to work with the team to start conversations around – freedom of speech and thought, privacy, and same sex love.
“The campaign is totally against surrogacy in liquor advertising and reflects it in the video,” she said.
Talking about the second video campaign theme “Forbidden love”, Kalki said, “It can be of any kind and it is not necessarily related to same sex. My opinion on this issue is simple. As adults we have the right to take decisions for our lives. We also need to address these issues head on and transparently if we wish to see a change.”
“It’s important that it is incorporated in the education systems. It is pertinent that the dialogue is taken forward, and every individual contributes to spreading awareness.”
The message is the same, the right to live freely, without restrictions and the right to take decisions for our own lives, Kalki added.