Actor Mallika Sherawat, best known for her roles in Murder and Pyaar Ke Side Effects, recently made quite a revelation in an interaction with a leading entertainment portal. The actress did not keep mum and talked about the taboos surrounding women in a male-dominated Bollywood. The star spoke about how people used to take liberties with her based on the roles she used to do in films. “It’s in our culture, this victim blaming. ‘Why was she out at night, why was she out with a boy? I was shamed all the time because I did bold films. People thought they could take liberties with me," she said.
Taking her stance on how unfair Bollywood is with regards to women, Mallika added, “Even now the society thinks actresses are easy. ‘We won’t marry her, she is an actress and has romanced men on screen. This is the perception in our country. How can the powerful fall when the whole industry is run by men? Women are used as pawns. How many women directors, writers and cinematographers are there? We can count on our fingertips. The game will change when more women enter the field,” Sherawat said while emphasising on the point that more women need to enter the showbiz.
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Recently, the actress appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show and was asked, "Mallika, we have heard rumours about you. I'd like to confirm with you. It said that whenever your photo is printed in a newspaper, people pack their lunch in it so that it stays hot for a longer period of time." She agreed to the claim and added, "I was doing a film. There was a song. The producer seemed to be a novice, so he couldn't figure out how to portray that Mallika is very hot. He sent an idea through a choreographer that he wanted to fry an egg on my belly."
Mallika Sherawat's last Bollywood film was Dirty Politics (2015). Mallika has also featured in several international projects such as The Myth, Time Raiders and Politics of Love.Read More