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Here's why 'Jalebi Bai' Mallika Sherawat REJECTED Tesher's Jalebi Baby

A remix of the song Tesher Jalebi Baby featuring Jason Derulo was released in 2021 after it was first released in 2020.

Here's why 'Jalebi Bai' Mallika Sherawat REJECTED Tesher's Jalebi Baby

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  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 02.45 AM, Jul 21, 2022


Mallika Sherawat has made heads turn with her fantastic item numbers, like Jalebi Bai from the film, Double Dhamaal. Tesher later drew reference from this popular Bollywood song and created his unique Jalebi Baby. The new song was an instant hit. Mallika claimed in a recent interview with ETimes that she was offered to be part of Jalebi Baby but she turned it down.

The performer said that she was unaware of the song's fame, and that people on the street would scream out "Hey Jalebi Baby" and sometimes question her, "Are you Jalebi Baby?" Mallika went on to explain that the creators of the hit song called her and made an offer to be part of it, but she immediately declined. She stated “They called me and asked me if I can do this song. Mujhe laga kaun faltu hai (I was like who is this person). And I told them, don't call and disturb me and get lost. I cut the call then. I wasn't even aware who Tesher was. How would I know? I get so many prank calls and I thought someone is doing a prank on me."

The actress, who has moved out of Bollywood and is seeking a career in Hollywood, told the media website, “Having worked in Bollywood for 5-7 years, I thought the time was right to explore other horizons and different cultures. Faced with that situation, I told myself, why not. What have I got to lose? I have made enough of a name for myself in India. I’ve got money. I’ve got fame. Let’s try to go to a new country. And boy, was it a good decision!”

The actress recounted how she met former US President Barack Obama twice and filmed a music video with renowned artist Bruno Mars. She also mentions her indie film, Politics of Love, which she describes as "fruitful."