Why Did Reema Lamba Become Mallika Sherawat? Hear From The Actress

Mumbai: Mallika Sherawat had said earlier that she changed her name before coming into the film industry.

Born as Reema Lamba, she had ran away from home to become an actress in Bollywood.

But what was the reason behind her decision to change her name and adopt mother’s maiden name, Sherawat?

Mallika has revealed in a recent interview that her father was of the view that she would tarnish the family’s reputation if she enters Bollywood. Hence she decided to disown her original name.

“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).’ I said, ‘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,” she told Bollywood Bubble.

The sourness with her family has reduced over the years, though not normal.

“It still is not the best I would say, but with age everyone softens,” Malika said.

Mallika caught attention with the movie ‘Murder’, in which she performed some bold scenes with Emraan Hashmi.

She also featured in films like ‘Khwahish’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ and Dasavatharam. She also did international films like ‘The Myth’, with Jackie Chan, and ‘Politics of Love’.

Last seen in Rajat Kapoor’s Rk/RKay earlier this year, Mallika will next appear in a digital series called ‘Naqab’.

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