Mallika Sherawat, asked about 'sexual propositions', says women put themselves in those positions
- Mallika Sherawat, asked if men have every sexually propositioned her, said that she feels people put themselves in positions where they can be taken advantage of.
Actor Mallika Sherawat, stressing that she's never compromised on her ‘morals and principles', said that indecent proposals are made to people who ‘put themselves in that position’.
Mallika was asked if she has been sexually propositioned by men in the industry, and she said that because of the image that she'd cultivated for herself, people stayed away.
“I haven't faced too much of it, but of course, a little bit of it I have. But I think they were all intimidated of me or scared of me. Mujhe proposition karne se pehle mere khyaal se woh log nervous se ho jaate the (They maybe got nervous before propositioning me),” she told Bollywood Bubble.
She added, “Their perception was that she is bold and she'll give it back; she's not a very shy or scared girl. So my image also helped me in a certain manner…” Asked if she has actively tried to 'stay away' from people who give off bad vibes, she said, “I've always, because all this happens when you put yourself in that position, I feel. I didn't go to Bollywood parties, I didn't meet any producer or director at night in a hotel room, or at night in the office. I kept myself away, and I thought, ‘Jo meri kismat mein hai woh mere paas ayega (I’ll get what is destined for me). I don't need to do all these things.”
Mallika, who made a name for herself after appearing in a series of risque films, had previously said that she has been replaced in projects at the behest of popular stars.
"There were so many accusations and judgments on me. If you wear short skirts, kiss on screen then you’re a fallen woman with no morals. Men tend to take liberties with you. This happened with me too," she told PTI. She added, “I was thrown out of projects because heroes would say ‘why can’t you be intimate with me? You can do it on screen, what’s the problem in doing that with me in private?’ I’ve lost so many projects. It’s very reflective of the society, what women deal with in our country.”