With her latest movie Hisss currently in post-production, Mallika Sherawat has been hitting the nightspots of Hollywood hoping to make a name for herself. Meanwhile, the producers of the movie, directed by Jennifer Lynch, and also starring Irrfan Khan and Divya Dutta, hope to show the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival and are looking for a distribution deal in the US. “Hisss could’ve been like any other snakewomen story,” says Irrfan, “But the way Jennifer has treated the story has taken the film to another level. The special effects will shock our audiences!”
Meanwhile, Mallika is working on Fauj Mein Mauj, a comedy about a woman who joins an all-male army regiment. The film also stars Paresh Rawal and Lillette Dubey. In addition, there’s Unveiled, another Hollywood movie. This one is about an identity theft that goes horribly wrong; and then her third Hollywood movie in quick succession will be The Aquarian Gospel which seeks to tell the story of Jesus’ missing years.
New Bolly-Holly production team, Nuclear Mango, comprising veteran Bollywood producer Govind Menon and hot young Hollywood producer William Keenan also hope to use Mallika in their first production which will be a romantic comedy. “India’s appetite for new stories and storytellers continues to grow and we will consult on and produce quality commercial projects for audiences all over the globe,” says Keenan. The first movie, as yet unnamed, will be directed by Randal Kleiser, the director of Grease, Flight of the Navigator, Honey I Blew Up the Kids, and Red Riding Hood.