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Flaming Sherawat

Sizzling as ever, Mallika Sherawat comes clean with bold answers about her latest flim, Kis Kiski Kismat



Leave your brains at home before you head for the theatre to watch Kis Kiski Kismat, says Mallika Sherawat.

"LEAVE YOUR brains at home," advises actress Mallika Sherawat, "when you go to watch Kis Kiski Kismat." And if that is not a qualifier for the film starring her, then, she fires another salvo: "This time garam Dharam and naram Mallika are going to set the screen on fire. Atom bombs will drop. Sky will fall... "

Before you can recover from it, Mallika declares: "I guarantee that people from all nooks and corners will come to watch my film." And here is one good reason: the Censor Board did not clear 12 promos of the film to be screened on television, but they are very much in the film! The lady, though, is more than a tad livid about it. After all, the censor scissors did not clip the shot of tennis player Anna Kournikova when her skirt flew up in the air. And there is no ban on MTV, FTV and internet vulgarity. The board cut the shots without viewing properly, she fumes, adding that Indian films' portrayal of Indian women is stupid. "In a typical Hindi film, a heroine warns the hero: `Don't touch me, otherwise, I will get pregnant.' Isn't it stupid? Does a girl in Indian society say that?" she queries. She says her roles, in contrast, are "real and forthright".

Comedy film

Being sold as an "out and out comedy", Kis Kiski Kismat, Mallika says "proved to be tough for her as it was very difficult to look funny and sexy at the same time".

Mallika is bowled over by Dharmendra, who is treating it as his comeback film.

"I was very nervous when I first reached the sets. It was the man whose photographs my nani would hide in her books. My mother did the same in her teens and now, the third generation is working with him! It is like a dream come true. Moreover, Dharamji made me feel comfortable and said: `Chalo hamare Haryana se koi ladki to aayi.' We both Jats are all set to make history. Moreover, my personal graph says that I get along better with oldies than young people!" she says.

Talking more about her film roles, Mallika says: "I play real life in my films. We do have affairs and extra marital affairs, we do go out with boy friends, kiss on sets and get physically intimate. So what if I am exposing them on screen? It happens in our society." He advises the Censor Board to review its stand for the shots. "It does not know what today's youth want," she fumes.

Rollicking role

Her forthcoming film with Jackie Chan, The Myth, she says is "rollicking". That's the film in which she is playing "an Indian princess who saves Jackie Chan" when they land in a dangerous situation and they fall in love.

"I had to do few stunt scenes with him on my own. It is very difficult to match his energy level. I got bruises all over and my body is aching till date," she says.

And no, she never forgets to tell people that she is widely recognised in Shanghai.

"My fame reached there before I did. Would you believe in South East Asia, the producers did a press conference when I was there in which 50,000 people arrived? They have covered me so widely," she exclaims.

Well, company matters, Mallika!

RANA SIDDIQUI

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