On Sunday, while the first look of her upcoming Bollywood film Kismat, Love, Paisa, Dilli was being unveiled in a mall in Mumbai, Mallika Sherawat spoke about her Hollywood lifestyle. However, her hero Vivek Oberoi was not too impressed.
Flaunting her Cannes connections, the actress said, “I told the producers and Vivek that we should have unveiled the first look at Cannes. The film is young and cocky. It would have been fun to see how people react to it. But they just did not agree.” And though the actress looked a bit crestfallen, Vivek refused to agree even now.
“I’m a realist. As a desi hero, I understand that the audience for a film based in Delhi is more in India than anywhere else. Why should I take KLPD to Cannes? Shouldn’t I take a film that talks about Indian ethos and culture?” said Vivek.
Though Mallika momentarily seemed to agree with Vivek, she could hardly get over her Los Angeles lifestyle. “Trust me, the lifestyle there is so hassle free. Clean air, cleaner roads, safety, security… everything there is perfect for a happy life. LA is so unlike Mumbai. Here, we are so tired traveling because of the traffic. The unhygienic conditions are also bad for the system,” said Mallika, who interestingly wasn’t too unhappy with the Mumbai crowd and happily wore just a tee shirt into the mall.
When she suggested that Vivek too should shift base to LA, he simply shot back, “LA for me is Lonavla. And I believe the air there is far cleaner too.”
Obviously, the much married actor failed to take into consideration the several parties and dances that Mallika seems to be enjoying these days. But tell her that and she would only keep a finger on her lips and say, “Shush.” But she did let slip that she may be on to a Hollywood project next. And with her fascination for all things Hollywood, its not too surprising either.
“I like the fact that people find me sex-citing,” the actress said and added that if she was to rate any one Bollywood actress who’s as bold as her, it would be Vidya Balan. “She is an inspiration for me. And I really love the way she makes intimate scenes look effortless, which many actresses fail to do,” said Mallika.