|In the times when the so-called apostles of righteousness are turning out to be fallen heroes, Mallika Sherawat’s brash and unapologetic comments about India being a regressive state for women rings truer than ever.
It surely hurts a patriotic soul to hear uncharitable comments about one’s own country, but truth can’t be shoved under the carpet in the name of patriotism. We all know of a high profile case involving alleged sexual assault that’s making the headlines nowadays. In such a scenario, an old video of Mallika Sherawat bawling out a journalist has gone viral on YouTube.
The video is from the press conference of 'The Bachelorette -- Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika' at the start of October before the show went on air (see the photo gallery of the press conference here). Back then, Mallika was in the news for an interview at Cannes in which she said that India is a regressive country.
When a local reporter confronted Mallika and asked her why she would choose to find a suitor in a country she called regressive, Mallika shot back at the journalist and said, “I think you need to do your homework well. I said Indian society is regressive for women, see the interview again.”
When the reporter asked Mallika to explain why she thought Indian society is regressive for women, the actress shot off a litany of facts.
“Today I read in the newspaper, according to UNFPA, 40 per cent of Indian women are married below the age of 18, I think it is a very very regressive state for women. And I stand by it,” Mallika said.
Check out below, Mallika Sherawat’s outburst at the female journalist: