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Mallika can sell a film without a hero: Govind Menon
By Lata Khubchandani, India Syndicate
Director Govind Menon speaks about his two films that await release, and also about Mallika Sherawat, his lucky mascot.

You have two films that are already shot, is that right?
Yes. One is Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba, which is about two women - Mallika and Rekha - who play two con women who habitually seduce and abandon wealthy men. This goes on until they get into a soup where their past catches up with them in terms of a couple of individuals they get involved with which throws all their plans to the winds.(Visit Special: Kis Kis Ki Kismat)

Which releases first?
My first release will be Kis Kiski Kismat which has Mallika and Dharmendra. Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba is also finished. It has Karan Khanna, Vinod Khanna's nephew. Kis Kiski Kismat is releasing on October 22.

It is about scandals, gossip and pots of easy money. It's about a stingy stockbroker, his lazy son and idiotic accomplices who all get involved in a scandal that concerns a sexy brainless bimbo played by Mallika Sherawat.

After that, the craziness starts and Dharmendra plays the bull of the share bazaar and things go so bad that the Sensex crashes. The music is fun- it is by B Imaan, who is A R Rahman's keyboard player. There are six songs in the film, but three are picturised.

Is Mallika your lucky mascot?
Well she sells and she's terrific as an actor. All other things are less important. I think she is okay, average to look, but she's a good actress and where distributors are concerned, she sells a film without a hero. Her Hindi is her major strength. She's one of the few women in the industry who sells a film without a hero.

How did you think of casting Rekha?
Well, she suited the role apart from the fact that from that generation only two actresses seem to fascinate audiences Hema Malini and Rekha. And, Rekha suited the role of con woman better so I cast her.