Mallika Sherawat and controversies go hand in hand, and for those who have been following her career right from the days of Khwahish which made news for its 17 kisses, there is nothing about the actress that really shocks anymore.
Well, there was a surprise in store though when promo of her next, Dirty Politics, was recently launched. With cuss words galore being mouthed by her (in addition to other sexual references being made), she has managed to fetch attention all over again. This isn’t all as Censors haven’t raised any objections either.
“Playing Anokhi Devi, an item girl turned politician, she makes a statement that goes as – ‘Anokhi apna ghaaghra jhatkegi toh tere jaisa chaleeschu**ye niklenge,” says an observer, “It couldn’t be more explicit as this, since she also dances to a risque track ‘Mere ghaaghre ke liye ghamasaan machi hai‘.”
This isn’t all as another dialogue mouthed by her (in reference to Om Puri) is ‘Chu**ye buddhe ko akal aayi?’
Mallika Sherawat feels though that there isn’t anything wrong with her spoken words since the film is set in a realistic space.
Says Mallika, “The setting of the film demands that we portray exactly how men or women talk on the ground level. My director (K.C. Bokadia) wanted to establish that milieu. Anokhi is a girl who comes from a poor family, dances to take care of her needs and then joins the world of politics. The people that she deals with require her to go free on the language bit. I am doing what the film requires of me. I am comfortable with that.”
No wonder, Mallika is pretty much joined by her male counterparts as well, what with Om Puri (who plays a politician being blackmailed by Mallika after a one night stand) stating – ‘Ek baar so kya liya, jaan par ban aayi bhain**od‘.
A source attached to the film informs, “What’s the big deal in this after all? In fact, Censor board is okay with the dialogues as well as visuals. Not just the promo, but even the film as a whole has been passed by them and that too without even a single cut. We got an ‘A’ certificate and we gladly accepted.”
About Dirty Politics: On its launch a couple of years back, the film was said to be based on the life of Bhanwari Devi, a nurse, who went missing after blackmailing Indian political figures for inappropriate sexual conduct. She was later found dead. However, K.C. Bokadia denied any similarities and mentioned that ‘people were unnecessarily jumping to conclusions’.