Do you know that Mallika’s first big break before Khwahish was an advertisement? It was an ad for BPL opposite Amitabh Bachchan, but unfortunately it was never released.
The next ad that she did was for Santro opposite Shah Rukh Khan and this time she was lucky enough that the ad got released. However, she was in the ad for only three seconds (in a blink-and-miss role) as a result of which nobody noticed her.
She actually debuted with the Tusshar Kapoor — Kareena Kapoor starrer Jeena Sirf Merre Liye where she played a TV anchor. But the film bombed and so did Mallika’s luck. It was her smooch-act in Khwahish that finally gained her recognition. indiafm