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When Mallika Sherawat felt ‘bullied, harassed’ by media: ‘They were focusing only on my body’

Mallika Sherawat began her appearing profession with Murder however quickly acquired burdened with the “sex symbol” tag. Her daring footage made extra headlines than her appearing chops. Malaika even felt she was being bullied and harassed by the media, as a result of she was right here for work however that was hardly spoken about and that damage her.

While selling her movie RK/RKay, Mallika, in an interview with indianexpress.com, opened up concerning the intercourse image tag and the way she has gone past it.

When requested about how she managed to do away with the intercourse image tag that she acquired quickly after her debut movie and negated all the intense work she did in her profession, Malaika mentioned, “A part of the whole sex symbol tag had to do with a certain way that this pseudo intellectual media portrayed me. Because, after doing Murder, I did do a Pyaar Ke Side Effects which was a lovely, heartwarming comedy. I did Welcome, Dasavatharam with Kamal Haasan, Jackie Chan cast me in a film, but this one section of the media ignored all that and only spoke about the sex symbol bit. That kind of became my image because media was perpetuating on that. But I made it a point to not take these things seriously and keep looking for good work and keep trying to do good work.”

Mallika Sherawat’s story of wrestle has been broadly spoken about prior to now, however she managed to interrupt out of the rut and discover herself by turning into an unbiased lady and by asking different girls too to search out their true calling.

She mentioned, “I have been there, and done that. And, it has given me a lot of name and fame but now it’s time to reinvent. And, that is where longevity for an actor comes into play. It’s been a great journey. I love it. How many girls in our country, which is so patriarchal, get to do this? Just get to live life on their own terms. How many girls get to just write their own cheques, which is so empowering for a woman? Girls from Haryana always write to me saying, ‘You did it, showed us the way.’ I always tell them that it is not your dad’s money, it is not your husband’s money, it is your money. The day you have your own money, you will be in charge and in control of things.”

Mallika Sherawat additional shared how she has put her previous behind her and now instructions her personal house, but it surely was not a simple journey.

She mentioned, “It was tough. It was very tough because I had no support from my family and Haryana is extremely patriarchal, extremely feudal, misogynistic. All the social ills for a woman are in Haryana. You look at female foeticide, female infanticide, honour killing…and when I said women are treated like cattle in Haryana, I faced a huge backlash. I don’t understand why the backlash, it is the truth. We all have to get together and do something about it. I feel a great sense of responsibility. I have so much fame. Whatever I say will have a little bit of impact on the upliftment of women. To make the long story short, it was really tough, but I am a philosophy graduate and I’ve read a lot of Vivekananda, and I believe that Vivekananda really gave me the strength.”

“The press never chose to write about this side of me. They found the name of Vivekananda boring and yawned. They didn’t take interest because it doesn’t sell. There was a time when I felt really bullied and harassed by a certain section of the media because all they were focusing on was ‘she has a glamorous body, she looks good in a bikini’. I read a lot, I do yoga, I am vegan, but nobody talked about that side of me. I don’t party,” Mallika concluded.



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