I think our stories need to be more realistic, inclusive: Kalki Koechlin


May 04, 2016 15:31:15 IST

New Delhi: Actress Kalki Koechlin feels Bollywood stories need to be more "realistic and inclusive".

A Special Jury Award went to Kalki at the 63rd National Film Awards for her performance as a young woman afflicted with cerebral palsy in her film Margarita, With A Straw.

Kalki Koechlin. Image from IBNlive

Kalki Koechlin. Image from IBNlive

"I think our stories need to be more realistic and more inclusive," Kalki told IANS here.

Asked if she feels men have better roles in the industry, she added: "I don't think it's about men or women having better roles. It's just that we stereotype men and women in their respective roles."

The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actress will next be seen in a film titled Waiting. It is directed by Anu Menon and co-produced by Ishka Films and Drishyam Films. Kalki will be seen sharing screen space with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah.

Waiting, which also features Suhasini Ratnam, Rajat Kapoor and Arjun Mathur, is set to release on 13 May.

Updated Date: May 04, 2016 15:31 PM