But she's made sure she's on everyone's radar by tweeting incessantly about her escapades abroad.
She is going out of her way to make us believe that she is straddling both Bollywood and Hollywood with ease when, in fact, we believe the truth may not be as glamorous.
But who are we to deprive anyone of their dreams (delusions?). So we bring you a roundup of what Mallika says she's been keeping busy with!
In picture: Mallika doing one of her many photo shoots - this time with a snake
Text: Sify.com; Images: Twitter