There she goes again. Anything for publicity — and brazen be damned! That’s Mallika Sherawat for you, ladies and gentlemen (remember her last accent-bhara ‘India is sooo conservative’ Cannes interview?), the lady who jumps, or let’s say in this case, sings right into any publicity gimmick that she can. Guess what the esteemed Cannes ‘invitee’ has been doing between zipping around Rajasthan shooting for the KC Bokadia’s ‘Dirty Politics’ (well…), shooting for a reality show, and going ‘baaack home’? Singing Happy Birthday, recording it, and posting it online. And mind you, it’s a special dedication to none other than Narendra Modi. So, she starts by announcing she’s going to sing for her ‘perfect bachelor’, and starts a very out of tune ‘Happy Biiiirthday Narenderji…’ (she ends with ‘er’ — her native tongue style) and that’s when she realizes nothing in her angrezi vocabulary rhymes with ‘Narenderji’, so in the next line, she continues with the ‘jiiii’ till her voice peters out.Well,she’s proved one thing: Priyanka and Exotic she definitely is not.
Twitter sort of erupted with funny one liners after Mallika’s birthday act on Tuesday.”Sherawat manages to sing even Happy Birthday out of tune. That is how talented she is,” read one tweet, “And our own Mallika Sherawat sings birthday song for @narendramodi. After this performance she can be renamed Mallike SheraWTF,” said another. “What!! Mallika Sherawat is crooning for NaMo’s birthday. Hope Poonam Pandey is not in the mood for competition,” went yet another. Whatever it is, that plain simple Mallika Syndrome (read: a nose that smells for free publicity) of hers has now made her a sniggering point even in political circles, for some time to come. Maybe Mallika will be inundated with birthday party invites of many politicians in the coming days,but aaj ke din,there’s definitely Mr Modi wishing he were born another day!