If there is anyone who knows how to be in the news and grab the headlines by being mired in controversies all the time, then it has to be Mallika Sherawat. Ever since she made an entry in Bollywood in the year 2003 with a raunchy film ‘Khwaish’, she has been controversy’s favourite child. Everything that this lady has done, has called for attention. Now, she has been trending because of her affair with a French honcho. Unlike others, she is open about her relationship and is constantly gushing over her new found love.
Here are some famous controversies of Mallika:
Mallika Sherawat is known for her bold antics and this has called for a lot of trouble for the lady. Once she had become a target of Tamil Nadu’s moral police for apparently wearing a revealing dress at the audio launch of ‘Dasavatharam’. Her appearance was not acceptable and people lashed out at her for hampering with the mental agony of the residents of Tamil Nadu.
Mallika Sherawat received a lot of flak for her ‘regressive’ comment on India. She said that India is a regressive country for a woman to live in. This didn’t go down well with the critics who bashed her for the same. Her statement, “India is a hypocritical society where women are at the bottom… When I go back to India which is so regressive for women, it’s depressing. I became a fallen woman and a superstar at the same time because there is a moral code… I did everything that I was not supposed to do. It can’t be symbolic… We (have) got to kiss on screen!”
She does not leave any chance to grab attention, and she did so when she made a statement, “I was the first actress in India to kiss on screen and wear a bikini.” But if we dig the past, then veteran actress Devika Rani was the first one to start with the trend. In ‘Karma’, the film which release in 1993, Devika Rani pulled off a four minute long kissing scene. Apart from that, it was Sharmila Tagore who rocked the bikini on silver screen back in the year 1967, in the film ‘An Evening In Paris.’ So on what basis did Mallika term herself to be the first actress to do so?
When Mallika Sherawat decided to move to the world of Hollywood, it was being said that she will never return to Bollywood. People went gaga over the same with rumours of Mallika abandoning Bollywood forever. But, she struck back and posted some sensual pictures of herself on Twitter to grab the attention.
Mallika Sherawat once made it to the headlines for her picture with Antorio Banderas. This came soon after Antonio announced his divorce with his wife of 18 years. Mallika was considered to be the reason behind their split and she had apparently been on a vacation with Antonio. Though she denied all the rumours, the video of her dancing with Antonio at the Cannes party spoke otherwise.
Mallika Sherawat: A married woman?
There was a buzz in tinsel town that Mallika Sherawat was already married to a man named Karan Gill before she entered Bollywood. Her original name is Reema Lamba and it is being said that she changed her name to enter Bollywood. She also divorced her husband as he didn’t approve of her entering the industry.