Mallika Sherawat, who hailed from a small town in Northern India and later made it big in the film-industry without having any filmi-connection, has always been vocal about how her father was against her entering the film-industry.
She was also in the news for calling India a regressive country. At an interview in Cannes last year, she said India is a country that is extremely regressive and depressing for women. Though such statements might have offended certain people, she got noticed by the academic community all over the world and now; she has been invited to talk at the Oxford University to talk on gender issues.
The actress who hasn’t been appearing in films of late, will take part in a debate ‘This House Believes Gender Exists to Oppress’ at the Oxford Union; which is considered to be one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world. Mallika and the Blurred Lines model Jessi M’Bengue will be talking on gender issues.
“Getting ready for a debate at The historic Oxford Union where presidents like Carter, Nixon nd Reagan hv debated!” was an excited Mallika’s tweet.