Her last outing in Bollywood, Pyaar Ka Side
Effects, showcased her acting talent and even
left critics, who drubbed her as someone banking
on skin show, raving about her histrionics.
This Haryanvi beauty is presently acting in Sanjay
Chhel's directorial venture Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam.
The story revolves around a theatre group, which
performs a play titled Mughal-e-Azam, not the
epic; in which Mallika and Paresh Rawal play theatre
artistes. Sanjay wanted to make sure Mallika got
her nuances of a theatre artiste right and to
ensure that, he took her to the Prithvi Theatre
Festival and even asked her to attend a workshop.
The others in the cast include Paresh Rawal, Rahul
Bose as a CBI officer and K K Menon as Ghazal
singer and all of them have the necessary theatre
experience except Mallika. Being an enthusiastic
actress that she is, Mallika readily agreed and
is all gung-ho about the project.