Kalki Koechlin: Disability needs visibility in India

Kalki-Koechlin-new-photos-12346Actress Kalki Koechlin, who starred in the Shonali Bose directorial “Margarita With A Straw” in which she plays the role of a girl with cerebral palsy, believes that disability needs visibility in our country.

With her film being screened at the first edition of the three-day International Film Festival for Persons with Disabilities (IFFPD) 2015 on Tuesday at Siri Fort, Kalki is “thrilled” and happy with the support from the government.

“I’m so thrilled that this is happening, with the support of government and with exciting films from everywhere. Disability needs visibility in our country. So sad I can’t be there this time,” the 31-year-old said in a statement.

“Margarita With A Straw” had its world premiere on September 8 last year as part of the Contemporary World Cinema Programme at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The movie was later screened at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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