Stand-up comic Russell Peters may have slammed actor Aamir Khan for his comments against the controversial comedy show AIB roast, but Khan has found a sympathiser in actor Mallika Sherawat.
When the actor visited us recently to meet the winners of HT City Stars In The City contest, she said, “I haven’t seen the roast, but I agree with what Aamir Khan has said — there shouldn’t be any emotional violence. He used a very ­correct term. I feel that we shouldn’t genuinely hurt anyone’s feelings and ­sensibilities.”
However, the actor added that there are bigger things to get offended about. “I think what we should get offended by is the the fact that we do not have clean water for drinking, and what all is ­happening with women. These are the actual ­offenders. But as people from the industry, we can take ourselves on,” she says.
Not too long ago, the actor had come under fire after the first look of her ­upcoming film, Dirty Politics, featured her with the tri-colour wrapped around her. “The director just told me that this is the photoshoot and I was there ... Ashutosh Rana (co-star in the film) was there, so we were just doing our job. I didn’t think it would become such a big ­deal. The tri-colour is nobody’s monopoly, we live in a free country and it is a democracy,” says the actor.
A lot has been written about the actor moving bag and baggage to Los Angeles. But Mallika clarifies, “This is a myth. I have not left India. Bollywood is my home. I am here because of everyone’s support.”