Eager to adapt

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2017 11:31:28


Actress Kalki Koechlin, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film “Ribbon”, says she always wanted to do a biopic on social worker Sister Nivedita.“I would love to do a biopic. I am a history fan. I love reading books on history, so I would love to do a biopic. I always wanted to do a biopic on Sister Nivedita, who was a follower of Swami Vivekananda,” Kalki told the media here when asked about her take on biopics.

Sister Nivedita was born Margaret Elizabeth Noble. She was a social worker, author, teacher and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda.Kalki was at an event for Cotton World’s initiative Happy T’s for sustainable organic farming here.The actress has always been a front runner in supporting social causes.

At the event, she spoke about the initiative, which is a step by Cotton World in association with Chetna Vikas NGO, promoting organic farming for a longer sustainable future and educating farmers about the harmful effects of pesticides and wrong seed selection. “Basically we have tied up with NGO Chetna Vikas, they have been working with 150 villagers. It is really amazing because they are working in this for the last 30 years. They are teaching farmers about sustainable and long term farming, which doesn’t make them dependent on pesticides which are harmful for them and for the environment. And they are also not too much dependent on rain water,” she said.

(PTI)