Kalki Koechlin’s bare body pic goes public through Instagram ridiculing patriarchal society


In recent times, some Indian film celebrities have come up with their creative expressions against many social issues through social media platforms. The latest is Kalki Koechlin’s monochromatic bare body photograph, which she has posted on her Instagram account named Kalkikanmani. The picture reveals a beautiful side of Kalki Koechlin with an intersecting composition of light and shadow on her body.

The photograph was taken by Riva Bubber and was captioned: “Half way between shadow and light by @rivabubber #blackandwhite #loveyournakedness.” The instagram post also makes an effort to eradicate the stigma associated with bare body. It says: “And bright enough to destroy the darkness that most of these ugly souls horny souls have here. These men unfortunately have been raised by all the wrong people and that’s why they are who they are. Fair enough. Let them be. Do more of this until their ugly darkness can’t exist.”

The post also condemns the association of rapes with bare body or any particular type(s) of cloth(es). There are also some altercations between some Kalki Koechlin fans with other trolls on the same issue. The post also raises a wave of debate related to the typecast of women body and slut-shaming.

On the other hand, many people are also appreciating the creative aspect of the photograph such as texture, lighting and over all composition. Known for her bold stands on critical issues and feminist  views, Kalki Koechlin has also acted in many films with progressive content. Her upcoming film with co-star Richa Chaddha revolves around the lives of two women of the same name.

InstagramAnother Hindi film actor Esha Gupta was also trolled recently because of her bold photoshoots to which she gave befitted reply. The bold photo shoots of these two actors become even more relevant at a time when many public figures including politicians are passing irresponsible and regressive comments to justify slut-shaming against crimes related to women molestation.