“Mallika Sherawat, who?”, asks Antonio’s publicist
Sources indicate that the actress could have been lying through her teeth about her alleged affair with Antonio Banderas
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; September 19, 2012)
Remember the so-called dirty dancing pictures of Mallika Sherawat and Hollywood heartthrob Antonio Banderas floating around a couple of weeks ago? Well, those photographs were taken at a Cannes Film Festival celeb party. Both dressed in black, the images showed them having a good time on the dance floor. However, it turns out that event was just a blinder.
At the celebrity bash, Antonio allegedly invited Mallika to Spain and the Indian bombshell accepted the offer too. Even though the media was quick to jump to conclusions with some even speculating that Antonio and fellow-actress Melanie Griffith, his wife of more than 16 years, were heading to a divorce. And Mallika was supposed to be the reason behind the rift! Turns out the Hollywood couple are doing fine and there is not a hint of estrangement between the two.
Our source says, “Mallika is known for hobnobbing with Hollywood biggies at international events leading to numerous speculations, be it in her personal or her professional life. The funny part is she never denies any of them giving rise to more stories. What happened between Antonio Banderas and Mallika Sherawat was just momentary but our media thought it was worth milking.”
On contacting Antonio’s publicist in Los Angeles, the response was less than encouraging. The first thing we heard from his team was “Mallika Sherawat, who?” followed by further queries about her. As the result, we ended up sending them all the links related to the alleged affair between their client and Mallika. They are yet to formally respond but the indication is pretty clear. Mallika remained unavailable for comment.
Paying the price
Not very long ago, Saif Ali Khan ‘joked’ that he was doing a romantic movie with Natalie Portman in the near future. Representatives of the Oscar-winning actress didn’t find it funny enough and decided to threaten the Nawab of Pataudi with a lawsuit. Fortunately Saif apologised, putting an end to the matter.