More Bollywood to Hollywood--Mallika Sherawat
While I was in South Asia, I had a chance to catch a couple of Bollywood Films. One of which was one entitled "Murder." Creative, right? Anyway, the heroine in the film, is one Mallika Sherawat, who not only added a sizzle to the Bollywood thriller, but as I recall, was one of the first Bollywood stars to officially be solicited for a posing in Playboy. Sherawat, of course refused the offer after all, "due to her morals and upbringing."
Anyway, Sherawat, I guess based on the success of her performances in her films (a total of three) will also be joining the ranks of Bollywood stars trying to catch a break in Hollywood as she will be joining the Jackie Chan-led cast of The Myth, taking up the role of the Indian Princess who falls in love and is rescued by Jackie's character.
According to IMDB, Sherawat's racy image in Bollywood, rumors circulated that she landed the role over many other Indian actresses ( Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra) because she was willing to do full frontal nudity in this film. When these rumors were spread, Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan held a special press conference in India to say that they picked Mallika over many others because of her great charm and genuine acting talent, and that the film didn't even have a kissing scene, let alone full frontal nudity. I guess we'll see.