Success comes at a cost
and if you have a bold image in the glamour world, it sometimes backfires too.
Here’s exactly what happened with Mallika Sherawat, when she started her career
In an interview to a section of media, Mallika has spoken about how her on-screen image led to some ugly experiences off-screen. The actress talks about the times she was asked for physical favours by her co-stars and directors. Mallika also lost out on a couple of projects because she ‘refused to compromise’.
“I was thrown out of projects because heroes
would say ‘why can’t you be intimate with me? You can do it on screen, what’s
the problem in doing that with me in private?’ I’ve lost so many projects. It’s
very reflective of the society, what women deal with in our country.” Mallika
Not just this, Mallika also feels that she would have achieved a lot more had she not been “swimming against the tide”.
She opened up about times when a certain director called her to meet him at 3 am, “I’m a very headstrong woman, I can’t compromise. I’ve a lot of pride and self respect. There were times when directors have called me and said ‘come to me at 3 am.’”
"My story, where I come from and what I
battled, was overlooked, and it was all about how many kissing scenes I had. It
made me insecure because I thought I had so much more to offer. But there was
only one aspect of mine being highlighted and I really suffered because of
that," she added.
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