This time round, she added yet another feather in her already overloaded cap by being the first Bollywood star to be bestowed with an Honorary Citizenship and Official Resolution by the City of Los Angeles. Mallika Sherawat received the prestigious honour in front of members of the entertainment industry, friends, family and fans during a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall on the eve of the Indian Independence Day.
In the City Hall Council Chambers, Council member Jose Huizar presented Mallika with the said honour. Mallika accepted the Resolution, which was signed by the Mayor and all City Council members, before giving an inspiring speech to numerous rounds of applause throughout the hall. In her profound speech of thanksgiving and acceptance, an emotional Mallika said that she is deeply, and humbly, grateful for this grand honour, in addition to thanking the Council member Huizar, Mayor Villaragosa, Mayor Riordan, and all the City Council.
Said the actress, "As the first Indian Bollywood actor to receive this Recognition, I proudly accept it in honour of my home country, mother India, and my beloved Bollywood, the world's largest film industry." She concluded the heartfelt speech saying, "I am deeply touched, and eternally thankful for this acknowledgement. Jai Ho, Los Angeles!"
Way to go, Mallika. India and Bollywood are equally proud of you!