New Delhi: In a recent interview given to 'The Variety Studio: Cannes Edition', Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat expressed her views about Indian society and how she relates to her character in forthcoming film 'Dirty Politics'.
During the interview, Mallika says, "I was the first actress in India to kiss on screen and wear a bikini," she says. "Imagine in this 21st century. And instantly, I became a fallen women and a star at the same time."
It's difficult to agree with Mallika Sherawat on everything she said at the interview, especially the kiss and bikini part. Mallika was probably referring to her 2003 film 'Khwahish', in which she featured opposite Himanshu Malik. There were steamy kissing scenes in the film and they instantly became the talk of the town at that time, but this was definitely not the first time when a Bollywood actress was kissing on screen or wearing a bikini.
Interestingly, Bollywood was very bold during its nascent stage. In the early 1920s and 30s, kissing was a common phenomenon. ...more
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