These two dames have been written about before on this blog. Here we are again, repeating and stressing why Mallika Sherawat and Vidya Balan are prime contenders for the 'BooBollywood Queen' title (ok I just thought that up).
That Sherawat is no teen queen, or even a 20s beauty', has been mentioned by many bloggers before. I'll just beat the topic to death, to prove why women in Bollywood cannot get away with lying about their ages. Booby beauty Mallika claims she's still only 25. Oh really? Many have thrown up this photograph below as proof against. It was taken when the Kissing Queen was 23, working for an Indian airline, in the year 1994 no less. So do the simple math, and what have we? But very well-maintained for a woman in her mid-30s, she surely is, as seen in the photo alongside.
As for Vidya Balan, I'll just do you and myself a favour and quote from www.bollywoodblog.com. " ...Vidya Balan, who claims that she is 24 years old, but what the actress is forgetting is her past when she began her career in Ekta Kapoor's 'Hum Paanch', the Indian television comedy that was shot in the 1990s in which she played Radhika, one of the five sisters. While shooting for the comedy series Vidya was 21 years old so is it possible that after a span of 9 years she is just 24? Looks like Vidya too is suffering the Mallika Sherawat syndrome."
I rest my case.
At least Mallika looks young and hot and very 20s-ish, but Vidya's maturity just drips from her face like her character's tears in 'Parineeta'. Come off it girls! Even Kareena Kapoor admits she's 27.
To add salt to the wound, I'll leave you with the latest report (from Bombay's 'Mid-Day' newspaper) about 'goody-goody' Vids - "The sets of 'Salaam-E-Ishq' are abuzz with rumours of the budding friendship between John Abraham and Vidya Balan. Our source there reveals that even though the crew packed up and returned to Mumbai last Friday, John and Vidya preferred to stay back in Goa. Says our khabru, "Even when the camera was not rolling, Vidya would talk to John with a lot of 'adaayein'. John seemed to be enjoying every bit of the attention. Their chemistry has to be seen to believed."
And the clincher - "...the actors were shooting for a romantic scene, where the shot required them to be under a dupatta. The source reveals that even after Nikhil (Advani, the director) called 'cut', John and Vidya remained under the chunri for one full minute."
And to think we bloggers wrote about this long before the papers caught the buzz. Scroll down this page for proof.