Mallika Sherawat has to her credit the hit party number ‘Jalebi Bai’, which belongs to the film ‘Double Dhamaal’. Nearly a decade later, Tesher took inspiration from this hit Bollywood track to deliver ‘Jalebi Baby’, which became an instant sensation. Interestingly, Mallika Sherawat has recently revealed that she was offered ‘Jalebi Baby’ but she rejected the offer instantly.
The actress revealed that she was not aware about the popularity of ‘Jalebi Baby’ and that people on the street would call out, “Hey Jalebi Baby” and “Are you Jalebi Baby?” to her. Mallika told a news portal that when the makers called to offer her the number, she disconnected it instantly. Mallika told Mashable, “They called me and asked me if I can do this song. Mujhe laga kaun faltu hai (I was like who is this person). And I told them, don’t call and disturb me and get lost. I cut the call then. I wasn’t even aware who was Tesher. How would I know? I get so many crank calls and I thought someone is doing a prank on me.”
She has moved on from Bollywood and is pursuing a career in Hollywood. Speaking about her aspirations to be a global icon, Mallika had told ETimes, “After having worked in Bollywood for 5-7 years, I thought the time was right to explore other horizons and different cultures. Faced with that situation, I told myself, why not. What have I got to lose? I have made enough name for myself in India. I’ve got money. I’ve got fame. Let’s try to go to a new country. And boy, was it a good decision! I met with President Barack Obama, twice. I did a music video with Bruno Mars. I did an independent film called ‘Politics of Love’. It was really fruitful.”