“What Deepika Padukone did in Gehraaiyaan, I did 15 years ago,” says Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat is a popular Indian actress who primarily plies her trade in Hindi language films. The Bollywood actress is well-known for her bold and onscreen attitude in movies like Khwahish and Murder.

In fact, she also appeared in the successful romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) which won her much critical acclaim. Since then, she appeared in success movies like Aap Ka Suroor and Welcome (both 2007) – her biggest commercial success so far and Double Dhamaal (2011).

She is one of the few Bollywood stars attempting to cross over to Hollywood, with films like Hisss (2010) and Politics of Love (2011). Moreover, she also made shocking confessions in her recent interview.

She disclosed the ugly side of Bollywood where she talked about the casting couch and how she lost projects after she turned down to compromise.

"What Deepika Padukone did in Gehraaiyaan, I did 15 years ago," says Mallika Sherawat

While speaking to Hindustan Times, she stated that all the A-lister heroes turned down to work with her because she ‘wouldn’t compromise’. She added, “It’s very simple — they like actresses who they can control and who will compromise with them. I am not that, my personality isn’t that.

“I didn’t want to subject myself to someone’s whims and fancies. Sit, stand, anything. If the hero calls you at 3am and says, ‘Come to my house’, you have to go, if you are in that circle and if you are doing that film. If you don’t go, then you are out of the film,” she added.

Earlier, while speaking to Prabhat Khabar, the actress stated, “The heroines are more confident about their bodies as well. Such a hue and cry was created when I did Murder. People said all kinds of things about the kiss and the bikini. What Deepika Padukone did in Gehraaiyaan, I did that 15 years ago, but people were too narrow-minded back then.”