Family was against me getting into film industry: Mallika Sherawat

Sakina Mehdi|September 14, 2021
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Family was against me getting into film industry: Mallika Sherawat

Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat appeared in an interview with a publication and revealed that her family did not want her to get into entertainment business.

The 44-year-old who was born as Reema Lamba even had to change her name because her father was against her working in films.

Sherawat shared, “It was my rebellion against patriarchy because my father said, ‘Ye filmo mein jayegi, parivaar ka naam kharab karegi, main tereko disown karta hoon (She will enter the film industry, she will ruin the family name, I disown you).’ Maine kaha, 'Main tumhara naam hi disown karti hoon. Tum kya mujhe disown karoge (I told him that I disown your name). Yes, you're my dad, I respect you, I love you, main apni maa ka naam use karungi (But I'll use my mother's name).' So I used Sherawat, it's my mother's name.”

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