Oh dear lord. Look who’s back. In this interview with Variety Mallika Sherawat claims to a) be the first Bollywood actress to kiss on screen and b) the first one to wear a bikini. Um… both false. Plus she does it all in a terrible terrible accent. So from the “battam” of my heart – oh BARF.
Mayan Shekhar posted this on his Facebook today, “Justin John shared the following link and had this to say about it: Mallika Sherwat in a weird accent claims to be a superstar and to be the first Indian actress to wear a bikini and kiss on screen.” Bahahahahaha!
And just to set the record straight, I believe the first Bollywood actress to don a bikini was Sharmila Tagore in An Evening in Paris (1967) and for Filmfare magazine, followed by Dimple Kapadia in Bobby (1973), Zeenat Aman in Heera Panna (1973), Parveen Babi in Qurbani (1980) and Yeh Nazdeekiyan (1982). So no lady, it was not you even if we go by your original date of birth you were probably still in diapers.
And IBN Live has all the facts on on-screening kissing for you right here. Again, not you. (No matter HOW indignantly you shake your finger at us!)
Dear Mallika, we are ALL embarrassed for you (and obviously by you) please stop. Now I’m depressed too.
PS. Thanks Trish!