Mallika's car wash scene in theatres soon
Mallika Sherawat's movie, Politics Of Love, opens in the US on August 26. The actress is confident that her sexy car wash scene that clocked over 2,60,000 clicks on Youtube will be a hit in theatres as well. VIDEO INSIDEbollywood Updated: Aug 06, 2011 19:17 IST
Mallika Sherawat’s movie, Politics Of Love, opens in the US on August 26. The Hollywood rom-com is set against the backdrop of the 2008 presidential elections that saw Barack Obama being voted into the White House.
Her character, Aretha Gupta, a Democratic volunteer who falls in love with her Republican counterpart Kyle Franklin (Brian White), is loosely based on Californian half-Indian, half-American attorney general Kamala Harris.
Mallika points out that her journey in the movies parallels Obama’s in politics. “Both of us were outsiders who gate-crashed the system,” she says.
A car wash scene, she adds, was a first for her, but being a movie buff, she remembered Liv Tyler doing one in One Night At MacCool’s (2001). “There’s one in a Jessica Simpson video too,” she says.
Simpson appeared in The Dukes Of Hazzard (2005) and released a cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra track ‘These boots are made for walkin…’. The song was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the video featured Simpson as Daisy Duke, singing in a bar and then washing the General Lee car in a pink bikini. In some countries, the video was banned for its sexual content and Simpson was criticised by a Christian group.
Mallika, who doesn’t expect any controversy, is confident the scene will look hot in theatres and will be a hit. She laughs, “My fans like to see me drenched.”
First Published: Aug 05, 2011 14:50 IST