Kalki Koechlin roped in by BBC World Service for podcast series

12 June 2018, 09:04 PM
The ten-episode series, BBC's first attempt for Indian audiences specifically, will be launched on 4 August 2018
The ten-episode series, BBC's first attempt for Indian audiences specifically, will be launched on 4 August 2018

Actor Kalki Koechlin has been roped in by the BBC World Service for a new podcast series on India.

The podcast titled 'Kalki Presents: My Indian Life', will present extraordinary real-life stories, featuring young people from around India, BBC said in a statement.

The ten-episode series, BBC's first attempt for Indian audiences specifically, will be launched on 4 August 2018, while a preview episode will be released in mid-July.

"I'm so excited about this podcast. If you are young and Indian, this is your podcast. And even if you aren't, I still think you will love it. I'm bringing you the most amazing stories about young Indians for young Indians. Some of the stories are uplifting but some are pretty raw," Kalki said in the statement.

"I won't be shying away from tackling some pretty tough subjects ? sometimes ones that you or people you know might consider to be taboo. I'll be lifting the lid on some issues that matter to young people in India today. And I want to get lots of people in India podcasting ? because listening to podcasts is such a fantastic way of spending your time," she added.

The weekly podcast will take on some serious issues in the community such as family conflict, sexual abuse, harassment, caste discrimination, victim shaming, body insecurities along with sex education.

First Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 08:56 PM
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