The actress arrived in Mumbai a couple of days ago from Malaysia where she was invited as a guest speaker at the Global Brand Forum 2008, which was held in Kuala Lumpur last week.
was a part of an expert panel where she shared her thoughts &
comments with personalities like renowned Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone & Dato' Farah Khan, President of The Melium Group, which is into the retailing and brand managing of international lifestyle and fashion labels.
actress impressed everyone present at the discussion with her
insightful & original views about the exciting challenges and
opportunities facing the movie business and the impact of Indian films
in brands and business.
The discussion was moderated by none other than celebrated international TV interviewer Riz Khan.
guess its the same for me - there are young people around the country
who have embraced me, and on the other hand there are lots of people in
the country and in the film industry and in advertising who think I'm
too controversial, radical etc., for their liking", she adds.
that he has a genius who has achieved so much and I've just begun my
tough climb. But to share the same stage with someone who's made JFK,
Platoon, Natural Born Killers and U Turn - All I can say is Wow!", she
says visibly excited.
Mallika also recently won the 2008 Renaissance Artist Award at the 16th Annual Diversity Awards held at the Universal City in California.
The actress is currently working on 'Hissss', a Hollywood-Bollywood film directed by famous Hollywood director Jennifer Lynch. The actress will be seen essaying a never-before seen role of a snake woman.