had quite a successful 2007 with a hat-trick of box
office successes to her name. However, even though 'Guru', 'Aap Ka
Surroor - The Moviee' and 'Welcome' were all money spinners, Mallika
only had supporting roles or cameo appearances in each of the three
While in 'Guru', she gyrated to the tune of chartbuster track 'Maiyya
Maiyya', in case of 'Aap Kaa Surroor - The Moviee' there were rumors
about her charging a whopping Rs one crore in fees for a short
appearance. In the film, she had an item track 'Mehbooba' in addition
to a few
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. Even though she was promoted as a vamp in the film,
she hardly seemed to be the one as the film progressed.
Meanwhile, the latest release 'Welcome' is her biggest blockbuster of
all times. Even as she made an appearance only in the second half of
the film, her arrival only made the proceedings livelier. Her naughty
antics with Nana Patekar
and Anil Kapoor
managed to get the house down
with her 'Kiya Kiya' song and dance number with the two veterans
turning out to be a chartbuster.
Says a source closely associated with the actor, "The year 2007 has
gone quite well for Mallika even though she didn't have a lead role to
play in any of the three films. After 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', her fans
have obviously been asking for more. After a consistently good run, in
the form of three super hit films, she is all set to enter 2008 with a
lot more confidence."
The year 2008 is indeed special for Madame M as she would be seen in at
least three high profile projects - 'Ugly And Pagli', 'Maan Gaye
Mughal-E-Azam' and a Tamil film 'Dasavatharam'.
Reveals the source, "'Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam' is all set to remind the
audience of the great chemistry that Mallika shared with Rahul Bose
'Pyaar Ke Side Effects'. The film is a wonderful package. Not only does
it comes from the house of Venus who are looking at making a comeback
after the debacle of 'Aap Ki Khatir'; it also has Sanjay Chhel as a
director who wrote such superb one liners in 'Partner'. Actors like
and Kay Kay Menon
in the cast only make this yet another
more comedy to watch out for in 2008."
Another comedy which Mallika's fans can expect from her this year is
'Ugly And Pagli'. A Pritish Nandy Communications' production, the film,
as per its producer Rangita Pritish Nandy, is 'Bollywood's quirkiest,
kinkiest and funniest romance'. To be directed by debutant Sachin Khot,
the film sees Mallika paired opposite Ranvir Shorey
who had a
supporting role to play in 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects'. A romantic comedy,
the film has music by Anu Malik
Before the year comes to a close, Mallika would be also seen in her
biggest and costliest Indian project ever - 'Dasavatharam' (which
stands for 'Ten Incarnations'). She is said to be playing a CIA agent
in the film that has Kamal Hassan in the lead with as many as 10
characters to portray.
With three major films up her sleeves that would feature Mallika in
different roles as a leading lady, 2008 could well be the year that
acts as her calling card!
Joginder Tuteja (SAMPURN)
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