Remember the so-called dirty dancing pictures of Mallika Sherawat and Hollywood heartthrob Antonio Banderas floating around a couple of weeks ago? Well, those photographs were taken at a Cannes Film Festival celeb party. Both dressed in black, the images showed them having a good time on the dance floor. However, it turns out that event was just a blinder.
At the celebrity bash, Antonio allegedly invited Mallika to Spain and the Indian bombshell accepted the offer too.
Even though the media was quick to jump to conclusions with some even speculating that Antonio and fellow-actress Melanie Griffith, his wife of more than 16 years, were heading to a divorce.
And Mallika was supposed to be the reason behind the rift! Turns out the Hollywood couple are doing fine and there is not a hint of estrangement between the two.
Our source says, `Mallika is known for hobnobbing with Hollywood biggies at international events leading to numerous speculations, be it in her personal or her professional life. The funny part is she never denies any of them giving rise to more stories. What happened between Antonio Banderas and Mallika Sherawat was just momentary but our media thought it was worth milking.`
On contacting Antonio's publicist in Los Angeles, the response was less than encouraging. The first thing we heard from his team was `Mallika Sherawat, who?` followed by further queries about her.
As the result, we ended up sending them all the links related to the alleged affair between their client and Mallika. They are yet to formally respond but the indication is pretty clear. Mallika remained unavailable for comment.
It seems that Bollywood sex siren Mallika Sherawat is smitten by The Mask of Zorro star Antonio Banderas as she is planning to spend quality time with the Hollywood actor in Paris after their infamous dirty dancing in Cannes. Recently reports have also come that their dirty dancing photo caused cracks in Banderass 15-year-long marriage to Melanie Griffith. During the Cannes festival the duo was spotted grooving in billionaire Paul Allen's yacht and having fun at clubs and coffee shops. According to sources, once Mallika completes the shooting for Kismat Luv Paisa Dilli, she will fly to Paris on August 7 to meet the Hollywood actor. Reacting to the report of troubles in Banderas marriage, Mallika recently tweeted Really?!. A close source said, "Let me be very clear about the facts. On date, Mallika and Antonio are indeed very close". "In fact, after getting to know each other in Cannes, they have stayed in touch," the source said, adding, Antonio has invited her over. She is leaving on August 7. In fact, he is very keen to work in a film with her. Right now, she is going to Paris simply because Antonio has invited her. And nobody knows how many days she plans to stay over"
Bears a resemblance to actress Halle Berry.Has a degree in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.Some of her favorite films are Sholay (1975), Silsila (1981) and Masoom (1983).Is the first Indian woman to get an offer to pose nude for Playboy magazine and appear on the cover. Mallika turned down the offer in an attempt to avoid the risk of being blacklisted in the Indian film industryThe cost of the diamonds that Mallika wore at the Cannes Film Festival 2005 was Rs 45 million. They were sponsored by Orra Diamonds. Nine sets of jewelery were especially designed for Mallika, including diamond studded necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Changed her name from Reema Lamba to Mallika Sherawat when she did her first film, Khwahish (2003). She claims to have changed it because there were already too many actresses in the industry with similar names like Reema Sen, Raima Sen, and Rimii Sen.She accepted the Advisory Board membership of the Asian Academy of film and television supporting the film education in India.In April 2006, Mallika went on her first world tour of concert performances called Rock Stars along with Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, and John Abraham