Mallika Sherawat will be dashing off to sunny California this Sunday to pick up the 2008 Renaissance Artist Award presented by the Multicultural Motion Pictures Association. It is being awarded for her distinctive on-screen persona that ‘allows their character depictions to bring audiences from laughter to tears.’
Mallika was said to have been stunned by the news. “I thought it was a hoax!” she exclaimed, “But then I said stranger things than an Indian actress getting an award in Hollywood have happened – like a handsome black man in the White House!” Previous winners have included Halle Berry, Monica Bellucci and Salma Hayek. “I’m certainly not in their league yet,” said Mallika modestly, “But hopefully in ten years — when I’ve worked as long as they have, I’ll have a body of work that’s as good.”
Meanwhile, after appearing in one multicultural film with Jackie Chan, The Myth, Mallika is currently filming another, Hissss. “It’s going to shock the hell out of you, but you will be entertained,” she promises. Other key roles for Mallika have included Murder, Dasavatharam, Welcome, Ugly aur Pagli and Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam.
Finally, Mallika pulls off the paradoxical feat of appearing so cool on the cover of the latest edition of Grazia that she can only be described as hotter than hot!