Mallika Sherawat is considered to be a youth icon in the Indian film industry. She has tremendous popularity as far as her looks are concerned. But acting is something which is not the first criterion to be a good female actor in India. They are mainly in the movies for ornamental purposes- to attract young people who form the major chunk of cinema-goers.
Mallika Sherawat hails from Rohtak, India. She was an air-hostess initially. Many people do not know that she was married to a pilot but the marriage did not work out and they separated. Mallika Sherawat then tried her hand in show business and she achieved overnight success with her film Murder. Her success is mainly attributed to her bold scenes which are not usually seen in Indian movies. After some of her initial movies most of the films have proven to be below average. Even her much talked about film 'Myth' with Jacky Chan has fallen flat. If Mallika has to stay in the film industry she will have to give quality to cinema.
For Mallika Sherawat success and money comes easy which will be a dream for many people. This is probably the reason why her parents who were against her defiant attitude regarding her show of skin, later reconciled with her and are reportedly living with her.
Mallika Sherawat's success has initiated a new era in Indian film industry. Actors who used to shy from showing their skin have now shed their hesitation and now competing with Mallika Sherawat. Celina Jaitly, Neha Dhupia, Esha Deol and many more like them are examples of such actors who have adopted the formula of Mallika Sherawat to make it to the top in Bollywood.
Many people feel that Mallika Sherawat is arrogant and egotist. She loves to talk about herself and her success. According to her, half the Indian population is mad about her. During an interview, she even challenged a senior news anchor of a reputed news channel that he likes her. Mallika probably has a very physical perspective of the people in general and that is how she has learned to exploit the desires of sexually deprived Indian men.
Mallika Sherawat has made name and money very easily... (relatively) just with her hot looks. Not everybody is gifted with such an attractive body. Quick success is something which is difficult to achieve and even more difficult to maintain. Let's see in future how she manages to continue to be a successful star of Bollywood.
The curse of the fertility goddess, Nagin, states that anytime man desecrates or violates the cobra, they are doomed to suffer the petrifying curse of the snake woman, involving death and infertility. Respect is the only cure. Over 4000 years ago the inhabitants of the Indus Valley in the Far East sculpted the image of the shape-shifting, half-human, half-cobra creatures residing in mysterious temples deep within the legendary spice forests off the Malabar Coast. George States (Jeff Doucette) isn't afraid of the legend, and journeys into the jungle to snag the mate of the Nagin, hoping the goddess will take human form, chase after him, and grant him immortality. Thanks to stage 3 brain cancer, he's delusional, homicidal, and makes as little sense as the movie does trying to explain the premise.
George is successful in capturing the male cobra and returns to his stone lab where he waits for Nagin to appear. The goddess, played by Mallika Sherawat, takes many scenes to transform from snake into human, writhing in mud, sloughing off handfuls of gooey scales, tearing through molting netlike skin, and revealing naked human flesh. The makeup effects aren't entirely pathetic, demonstrating a similarity to the more impressive works in Species. It's the computer graphics later on, showing the transformation back into reptile that is particularly ridiculous. The reasons and methods for the mutations are never explained, nor are the various stages of snake/human hybrid metamorphosis. Sometimes Nagin will be completely human, or a small rubber snake, or monstrous cobra, or a woman with fangs and yellow eyes, or even a Gorgon-like mix, with snake body and human arms and head. The combination constantly changes and remains completely undefined.
In the nearby village, the festival of colors, known as Holi, is being joyously celebrated, while a local detective (Irrfan Khan) and his wife (Divya Dutta) try unsuccessfully to have a child. The festival is an easy opportunity to throw in the standard song and dance sequences expected from a Bollywood production. When Nagin appears to dance with the natives, two drunken men kidnap her. She acts like a child unfamiliar with her surroundings, more naïve than Mowgli, and never utters a word (throughout the entire film, in fact). The ensuing attempted rape results in both men being mutilated and eaten, derivative of the more memorable scenes in Anaconda. She continues to seek out her lover (an incredibly fake snake held in a glass case, periodically electrocuted for fun by States), murder various sex offenders and abusive men she stumbles across, and hunt down the participants in the original expedition that ended in the male cobra's capture. Meanwhile, the detective tries to solve the string of killings, noticing that each body contains an excessive amount of venom.
This is some weird shit," exclaims the morgue doctor as he performs an autopsy on a mangled body, so horribly disfigured that a cell phone must be cut out of the middle of the mess. His blurb sums up Hisss, a movie that is purposely weird and terribly dull, full of brutal violence for the sake of including bloodshed, horribly plain dialogue, gratuitous nudity from random, busty extras, and pitiful special effects. While most will be pleased with Sherawat's constant state of nakedness, the editing actually tries every trick in the book to hide, obscure or cover her so that she's never seen clearly (suggestive silhouettes at best). Hisss is an embarrassment to horror films, monster movies, the Indians it portrays, and the filmmakers at its helm. It's no wonder director Jennifer Chambers Lynch (daughter of David Lynch) is rumored to have disowned it after the producers took away creative control during editing.
Sex in Bollywood films is a part and parcel of entertainment. The most successful adult Hindi film so far 'Murder' released in 2004 bears testimony to this. Although adapted by the Hollywood flick 'Unfaithful' Murder become a nationwide hit thanks to the sleaze and the love-making scenes of Mallika Shararat (sorry Sherawat). Neha Dhupia did an encore in the cheaply made but sleazy Julie which was a surprise hit. The movie was for the mass, to bait (please don't treat these three words as single) and the junta loved it. Neha Dhupia was so much convinced about films getting sexed-up that her quote "only sex and Shahrukh sell" become more famous than her.
However, these bold girls had to take back their words when Neha Dhupia's bolder movie Sheesha flopped and Mallika's cleavage revealing 'Back ke rehna re baba' had audience screaming just that. Now Mallika has been relegated to the slutty character that lusts after the hero and gets nothing in the end...she did that in movies like Guru, Aap Ka Surroor and Shaadi se Pehle. The bad girl part is doing nothing GOOD to Mallika's career. Mallika seriously needs to read her scripts well and choose good films. Neha Dhupia who arrived with a bang is now quietly doing sissie roles a la Chup Chup ke. Looks like the boob girls are running for cover. No more breast of luck for Mallika Sherawat, unless she comes up with a convincing performance!
In fact most of the sex-kittens of Bollywood have turned puppy later. Bipasha stirred and stimulated in Jism and Raaz, but has now toned down her exposure bit because she knew her cleavage would not take her far, if she didn't get her act going(pun intended).
Priyanka Chopra's character was that of a sexual monster that was looking for a male prostitute in an employee(Akshay Kumar getting lucky once again) in Aitraaz. The film did wonders for her but she felt somewhat guilty of the raunchy scenes she had done in the film. Considering that she is now a top-bracket actress, Priyanka Chopra is conscious about her image and has 'aitraaz' about exposing, without any 'meat' in the story.
Actresses debut with flash lines like "I don't have any qualms about exposing" and then end up with "if the script demands it" after getting established. In a way, the exposure is just to make people notice them and then act sensible. There are also some actresses like Mahima Choudary who was an ice-maiden in her earlier movies and then began to reveal her huge assets, as a last ditch to salvage her career. Er.. I hope when they say they want meatier roles, they don't mean films which show their meat. Well, I have my doubts intact because the Celina Jaitleys and Riya Sens of the world flash their curves which reveal everything but their talent.