Mallika Sherawat chooses Dirty Politics over meeting Obama
Press Trust of India
January 29, 2013 10:28 IST
Mallika Sherawat says Dirty Politics is the most important film of her life
Actress Mallika Sherawat has chosen
promotion of her upcoming movie Dirty Politics over
attending a party in US where President Barack Obama was also
invited as it is the "most important film in my life".
She said she skipped the dinner at the party that was to
be attended by Obama.
"It is true...I was invited to a dinner in US. I had even
confirmed that I was attending it. But then I got a call from
K C Bokadia (director) that we have a press meet today. I had
to make a decision....For me Dirty Politics is the most
important film in my life."
She had met President Obama at a tea party in Los Angeles in 2011.
She was reportedly invited for tea with President Obama during his
Presidential campaign visit in Hollywood last year.
Dirty Politics is based on the story of nurse Bhanwari
Mallika has been roped in for the movie by Bokadia to
play the lead in the film inspired from Bhanwari's life.
"I remember making a comment that women are treated like
cattle in this country but I received a flak for it. But that
proved right with all rape cases etc... The way women are
treated... I think I owe it to myself to be part of this film
and I stand for it... For this story to be told to the
public," she told the press conference.
Dirty Politics also stars Om Puri, Jackie Shroff,
Anupam Kher and Ashutosh Rana among others and is slated for
release later this year.