She oozes sex appeal in dollops. Her oomph level has hit the roof
(probably beyond that). And in glamour she can beat anyone hands
down. With a pencil thin figure, one wonders who is thinner. This
miss certainly has the hiss that is making international
Hollywood stars are taking note of her. And rightly so. It is
about time Pamela Anderson of India made her presence felt in
Hollywood. It goes to her credit she didn't have a godfather in
Bollywood. She didn't have those porcelain looks of Aishwarya or
Miss World title to back her. Like Frieda Pinto she didn't act in
an Oscar hit. But look how she has arrived. In style, all the
She didn't need all this. She just had to be Mallika, the ruler
of male (and female too) hearts. She is the outspoken femme
fatale. And this is where her strength lies. She is so brazen
about (almost) everything that one likes to dip into her juicy
Reema Lamba wouldn't ring a bell but that's her real name.
Educated in Delhi, once married, then divorced, she made her
onscreen debut with a music video. She courted Bollywood in
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002).
Khwahish (2003) signalled her arrival
and Murder (2004) was her crowning
glory. It was quite an achievement for the newcomer.
Variously claiming to be 33, 27 or even less, she should state
where she stands on the age scale. Not that it would affect her
popularity. She is beyond these inane matters. Various sources
claim she was born on 24.10.66, making her 42 and just a year
senior to Pamela. She is still in good company. Guess what; in
public life little lies don't count.
Just seven years in the industry, she has taken it by storm, more
for her sexy appearances than acting. But that's what people
want. And she doesn't disappoint on this score. Her skimpy
outfits will put even Pamela to shame. Before her, Pamela would
come across covered.
Let's not undermine her efforts and call her a mere glamour puss.
She definitely struggled but look where she has reached. Beyond
all her chatter, she comes across an intelligent pretty woman.
She considers herself as an audio-visual alternative to Viagra.
This will be very hard to contest.
Cover magazine had named her one of
Asia's 100 most beautiful people. She has been on the covers of
Cosmopolitan. It is her good fortune
that she has been variously compared with Marilyn Monroe and
What more could Mallika desire? She is the first Bollywood
celebrity to have a milkshake named after her at the hotspot
'Millions of Milkshakes' in Hollywood city. She had gone bananas
and shaken the Hollywood glitterati. At this rate, she will leave
the goras eating from the palm of her hand. What pot
She is the latest recipient of the prestigious "Arts Award" from
the mayor of New Jersey in New York on April 24th. (At
this rate she stands a good chance at the "Booker". Wonder
whether she has written any book or no. Doesn't matter. If
required, she will come up with something.)
In the recent past, her films have not done too well. But who
cares? Wide coverage (of cleavage), foreign sojourns and a spicy
tongue have all lent her a huge welcome at all do's. Her presence
is vastly desired. It is said; merely mentioning her name sets
the male adrenalin pumping. No one can refute it.
She gives sleepless nights to her co-stars. She doesn't mind
that. After all, she can do it. Consider this, she charges in
crores just for an 'item number'. Must say, her best is yet to
come. Her fan base is increasing by micro-seconds, much faster
than the reduction in length of her micro-minis.
Sky is the limit for her. The Gods must be crazy to let her loose
among us mortals. With or without her, life has never been the
same. Hearts have forgotten to perform their regular function.
Now they beat at the mere mention of Ms Murderous. As she says,
dial M for Mallika. (Try it. She may answer the call. But don't
end up fainting. You have to live to tell the tale.)
After Bollywood and now Hollywood, what next for Mallika? Perhaps
a trip to the moon. The UFOs and aliens are yet unaware of this
bombshell. They may never recover from her fatal charm. Keep
tuned. There is lot more to come on this front.
From Haryana to Hollywood was just a