Hisss is your return ticket to Bollywood?
I was always with Bollywood, yes I was in LA (USA) for some time but my roots were here in India. I missed my country; I was there for some Hollywood projects.
How was posing with Jackie Chan?
What is your reaction when you see a snake?
I am not scared of snakes; in fact snakes are scared of me.
Personally do you believe in snake women?
Yes, I do believe in a snake woman as I believe in Ramayana and Mahabharata.
What is the difference between ‘Hisss’ and the Naagin movies before?
There is a hell lot of difference, the previous naagin movies were full of songs, mine is full of action, it's a modern day naagin and they didn't show how a woman turning in to snake. But in my movie, with the help of special effects of sound and graphics, you can see the transformation in front of you, from a snake into human and from human to a snake.
I specially went to Hollywood for our Bollywood film to get their talent and use in Hisss. My movie has all kinds of masala that a Bollywood movie has but with the Hollywood's tadka. Lots of lights and robots are used for the movie.
How many had got the pleasure of your bite as a snake in the movie?
Many, I have killed many people in the film…
Whom do you like to bite in real life?
(laughs) I can’t tell you that now!
‘Hisss’ heroine is still finding her ‘his’?
Yeah, lagta hai meri jindagi mein bhatakna hi likha hai (it seems that I have to wander all around), the day I find will let you know. I don’t hide things, am no sati savitri.
Do you think your readiness to show your body has helped you reach where you are?
I am proud to be bold and sexy and I don’t hide things. Many people do it and they are shy of admitting it, I am bold enough to say that. I am a small town girl who came to this industry which is ruled by different dynasties. I’m so thankful to the people of this country who accepted me and made me what I am. Meri audience ne mujhe banaya hai (My audience has made me what I am).
How many love making scenes and kisses can an audience expect form ‘Hisss’
Many, lots of… ‘Hisss’ is full of what’s being promised.
Which one was the best or the most difficult one?
While shooting in Kerala, there was a scene where I had to kiss a snake and lick him passionately. It was a rainy scene, where I had to shoot this love making scene with the snake inside mud and there in, I had to kiss and lick the snake. I was doing whatever the script demanded and my director would scream at me, saying, "Mallika, you are the naagin, be hot, feel the passion."
So was it better then kissing a human?
Hmm... It was once in a lifetime experience, I kissed and licked the snake as he was my lover and believe me that was my best onscreen kiss till date. A snake can't hurt me as it was already scared of me, as I am more poisonous than him.
What was your reaction when your brother raised objections for one of your semi-nude scenes?
No brother can see his sister going nude or semi nude on screen and that too, in front of so many men. But who cares, I don't listen to him as I know what I am doing. It's my job after all.
Personally who’s the best ‘Nagin’ before ‘Hisss’
And who will be best after ‘Hisss’
Might take birth in future….