The duo, however, did not say if they intend to lodge a police complaint over the threats.
The Bollywood director felt the Murder actress fits the bill for the role. "I don't think anyone else could have done this film. I think 5-10 years back when I had seen her performance in Murder I had not thought I would work with her. This film required her and I am happy she is doing it."
Mallika said everyone has to play politics to survive and she is no exception. "Everyday we have to play politics to survive. I do both good and bad politics. I would like to do dirty politics...dirtier the better. In the film industry, I think every actor is victim of politics." About her role in Dirty Politics, she said "The role is bold. I never tried to change my image and I don't need to do it. I am very happy with my image." "This is a difficult role to do. I liked the script and agreed to be part of it. From the beginning of my career, I have done female-oriented roles but very few such roles are written in Bollywood," she said.