Mallika Sherawat is an Indian actress, who somehow always ends up making news, no matter what she does.
Mallika made a lot of Indians very angry when she spoke vocally about the perils women face in India. Infanticide, forced marriages, gang rapes, honour killings and child brides are just a few of them.
In an old video, which has gone viral since 28 November, she addressed a press conference where a local female journalist called her out on once saying that "India being a regressive country"
In retaliation to the journo's remark, Mallika replied :"I think you need to do your homework well."
That was just the beginning, after that Mallika tore into the journalist, saying: "I said Indian society is regressive for women, see the interview again."
When the journalist shot back asking, "Why do you think Indian society is regressive for women?" Mallika let loose and quoted facts and figures while replying to the journalist
She said: "Today I read in the newspaper, according to UNFPA, 40 per cent of Indian women are married below the age of 18, I think it is a very very regressive state for women. And I stand by it."
When the journalist fought back saying that by focusing on the state of women, Sherawat was giving India a bad name, Mallika said, "So, as a woman, I should lie about the state of women that's in our country?"
"I didn't lie. I won't lie. I said the truth."