Exclusive: Mallika Sherawat On Break From Films, Choosing OTT Platform For Comeback

Mohnish Singh |Jul 03, 2019

Mallika Sherawat, who became a sensation after her bold and sizzling performances in such hit films as “Khwahish” and “Murder”, returns to acting with an ALTBalaji original, Booo Sabki Fategi.

Mallika Sherawat may not have graced the silver screen in the past few years, but her popularity among her diehard fans is still intact.

The hot and sizzling actress began her acting career by playing a brief role in the Tusshar Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye, in 2002 and went on to become an overnight sensation when her sensuous acts in movies like Khwahish (2003) and Murder (2004) grabbed the entire nation’s attention.


After starring in several notable movies in the first decade of the 21st century, offers started drying up for Mallika Sherawat, which led to fewer appearances in films. Soon, the actress distant herself from Bollywood and settled in the USA.

After staying away from the limelight for a couple of years now, Mallika Sherawat has made her comeback to acting with an ALTBalaji original called Booo Sabki Fategi.

Talking about her absence from showbiz for such a long period of time, Mallika Sherawat tells STARBIZ, “I think it was very important for me to get out of my comfort zone. So I did a lot of theatres abroad. I did acting courses, you know, just to grow as an actor and as a human being. Now I am back with Booo.”

When asked what led her to make her comeback to acting on an OTT platform instead of any film, the gorgeous actress retorts, “I find OTT platforms more interesting today. Bollywood films are very traditional. They are very formulaic. They do not take risks. Whereas on an OTT platform you can express yourself the way you want to. An artist needs to be fearless and OTT platforms give you that freedom, and there is no censorship. In films, there are a lot of restrictions now.”

People have really appreciated her performance in the web-series, but her diehard fans still wish to see her in a new film again. When asked if her fans can look forward to seeing her in any film, she replies, “I am getting a lot of offers. I am reading scripts now. So, let’s see.”

One thing that has not changed at all about Mallika Sherawat over the years is the way she looks. She still looks as fit and fabulous as she looked in the initial days of her career in filmdom. Ask her about her fitness mantra and she enthusiastically answers, “I am a vegan and I think veganism really helps. I do not take any dairy products - no milk, no ghee, no paneer - none of the dairy products. No non-vegetarian food, of course. I eat simple food. I do yoga and a little bit of exercise. That really keeps you fit,” she signs off.

Directed by Farhad Samji, Booo Sabki Fategi is a horror-comedy series which premiered on 27th June. It is streaming on ALTBalaji.


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