Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
0

Bollywood News

Mallika Sherawat: 'I was first Indian actress to kiss and wear bikini'

By
Mallika Sherawat has said that she was the first actress in Indian cinema to kiss on screen and to wear a bikini.

The Bollywood star made the claims during an interview with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mallika Sherawat at the Cannes Film Festival 2011

© PA Images / David Azia/AP



"I was the first actress in India to kiss on screen and wear a bikini. Imagine in this 21st century? And instantly I became a fallen woman and a superstar at the same time," she announced.

Sherawat made a return to Cannes this year to promote her upcoming release, the biopic Dirty Politics.

She said of the film: "India is such a hypocritical society where women are really at the bottom of society compared to men.

"And here was this woman who actually had the courage to stand up to this politician who kind of raped her, molested her, abused her and record his misgivings and everything."

Sherawat said that she made a conscious decision to divide her time between the US and India, working in Bollywood and Hollywood.

However, she revealed that as an independent woman, she found the experience of returning to her home country "depressing".

You May Like

Comments

Loading...