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Part Healing, Part Awareness, Kalki Koechlin Speaks on Child Sex Abuse

Part Healing, Part Awareness, Kalki Koechlin Speaks on Child Sex Abuse

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Nov 2018 7:14 AM GMT

Kalki Koechlin is beyond any doubt one amongst the best actors the industry has ever seen. Whether it had been her performance in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara or Margarita With A Straw, she's gorgeous, stellar and fabulous. However aside from her on-screen appearances, Kalki has been invariably spoken regarding the causes that she believes in. A few years ago, the diva opened up about being sexually abused as a child at the age of nine and since then she has invariably spoken regarding the stigma related to it.

At a recently held event, End The Isolation organized by the Hands Of Hope Foundation featuring different leading NGOs within the space like Rubaroo, Kalki opened regarding her film, Ribbon and therefore the role of media in making an effort to place an end to the stigma related with child sexual abuse.

Kalki Koechlin begins by speaking about the thought method that went behind selecting a script like Ribbon, due to the actual fact that she has been a survivor too. Speaking regarding it, she asserts, "No, it was an obvious choice. You know I was like, 'ah! finally, a script on this subject.' And you know Rakhi, the director of the film handled it in a very real way. It's virtually sort of a slice of life movie about a couple and struggling to point out a child when both are busy, a working couple. So they aren't home and don't have that much attention on their child and then (an) abuse happens to the child. But when they find out, it's kind of the hypocrisy of the society which we live where they try to go and complain to the school and the school wants no part of it."

That's not all. She goes on to feature, "You realize it was an extremely, terribly sensitive issue, well delineated on behalf of me. and I read it and immediately called Rakhi and said I actually wish to try and do this film." throughout the event, Kalki goes on to talk regarding child sexual abuse and the way the media incorporates a role to play in it.

Kalki Koechlin says, "In the general world there's avoidance on this subject and absolutely since the first time I talked regarding this issue when I visited Rahul Bose's conference a few years back, there's general avoidance, 'oh we do not wish to listen regarding this.' And then when you do want to hear about it, you want to hear the gory details but not think about what can be done, who we need to address. And I think that is something I really feel media is an important part in tackling, in making this not a fearful, icky subject."

Also Read: Child sexual abuse: Towards a solution

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