With gang rapes at their highest in India and celebrities taking charge going out of their way to create awareness and debate the issue, actor Kalki Koechlin, too, has made a rather innovative effort.
The unconventional actor shot a video titled, It’s Your Fault, that gives a satirical take on the stereotypical mindset prevalent in the country – the sexually assaulted victim is to be blamed.
The video has gone viral garnering extensive attention from foreign media, reported the Times of India. It also features VJ Juhi Pandey and is made by All India Bak***d (AIB), a group of four stand-up comedians. The clip shows the two women constantly telling women through various ways that it’s your fault. It suggests rather sarcastically that rape survivors should have dressed appropriately or called their rapist ‘bhaiyya’ (brother) to avoid the crime.
Initially, Kalki was hesitant because of the workload but “when Bhat sent the script, I changed my mind,” she said, reported the Hindustan Times. “It was so funny, clever and relevant to what’s happening that I immediately agreed.”
The video has created quite an overwhelming buzz with people asking the creators to dub it in different languages for a wider reach.
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