Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat is also referred to as the queen of controversy. The Murder actor is currently hitting headlines as she opened up about not being cast in Welcome 2. She said that she was not even considered for the sequel of the 2015 comedy film, Welcome Back.
Speaking to Pinkvilla, the 44-year-old actor said that if a sequel of Welcome is created then the director will only cast his girlfriend. When Welcome 2 was planned, he cast his girlfriend in the film. She went on to say that she doesn’t have any boyfriend in Bollywood and she has never been with any director, producer, or actor.
Mallika also stated that if a director or a producer wants to cast their girlfriends in the film, then it’s totally their choice.
For those who don’t know, Mallika played a titular role in the first installment of Welcome that was released in 2007. She played the character of Ishika who helps Akshay Kumar to get away from the gangster brothers.
Currently, the actor can be seen in the web series Nakkab co-starring Esha Gupta and Gautam Rode. The series is streaming on MX Player.
Apart from her films, Mallika Sherawat has also been in the limelight due to her controversial statements or activities.
Let’s take a look back at 3 times Mallika Sherawat splashed controversies:
The Dirty Politics poster
Mallika Sherawat appeared in the Bollywood film Dirty Politics in 2015. The film also starred late actor Om Puri in a lead role. The poster of the film landed her in trouble as she was seen draped in the tri-colour Indian flag. Mallika received a severe backlash from the audience.
Mallika’s Swayamwar show
The actor was a part of a Swayamwar show The Bachelorette India-Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika. She hit headlines for kissing a contestant on the show. This was considered a mere publicity stunt for TRP. Reportedly, she also charged Rs 30 crore for the show.
Obscene dance video
At a New Year’s Eve party in 2006, Mallika was heavily criticised for dancing in underwear at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. She later received a court order over her act.