She may have had a miniscule role to play in Jackie Chan's The Myth, but she was the star attraction at Cannes when she landed there to promote the film with her co stars. And why not? Miss Sherawat knew exactly what she was doing.
"If I am going to compete with a French 'chef', it is no use trying to compete with cheese and wine," Mallika said in an interview in 2005. "I will rather present the tandoor from Haryana."
And present it, she did. Her Rs 4.5 crore worth jewellery, rich ghagra choli, brilliant smile, Bollywood - esque jhatkas and her in-your-face cleavage had the foreign media in a tizzy, declaring glamour had returned to Cannes at last! Hallelujah.
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