In the process of reinvention

You’re looking at The Actress Formerly Known As Reema Lamba. Early in her Bollywood career, she took the name Mallika Sherawat, reportedly on the basis that there were already enough Reemas. (“Sherawat” apparently was her mother’s maiden name.)

Mallika Sherawat

Sherawat’s ambition is considerable: she’s started making movies in the US, and she’s quite unapologetic about her particular gifts and her career choices. One quote floating around:

I may not be here to titillate, but I am not sorry if I have that edge. People aren’t coming to the theaters to see me in a burqa.

As they say in some parts of this country, it ain’t bragging if you can actually do it.


  1. Tatyana »

    5 April 2011 · 2:55 pm

    I like the shoes.

  2. Brett »

    5 April 2011 · 5:54 pm

    Proving that the well-known phrase “Hamana-hamana-hamana” is in fact the most multi-cultural utterance of all time.

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