It is learnt that she recently spent some time with legendary American movie star Shirley MacLaine. They were spotted leaving the Chanel store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
They were followed by paparazzi and ducked in to a cafe for a late lunch. The meeting between the Oscar-winning actress and Mallika lasted over two hours. A few weeks ago Mallika met Shirley's brother, Warren Beatty, at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge. It is unclear whether Warren arranged the introduction between the actresses.
A source close to Mallika says, "They discussed films, and gossipped. Shirley told her stories about Billy Wilder and the time when she 'kicked Jack Nicholson in the groin.' Ms MacLaine also enquired of her film Hissss, as she has long been fascinated by reincarnation and has written nine books on it." Since Hissss deals with reincarnation, the senior actress was quite interested in the film, and asked to see the teaser promo of the film.
Shirley is known to be one of the quirkiest Hollywood actresses, just like Mallika who loves drama. Naturally the two bonded like soul sisters, albeit from different generations. MacLaine gave the desi actress tips on how to make it in Hollywood.
The H-Town actress' best films include Irma la Douce, Steel Magnolias, Terms Of Endearment, The Turning Point, The Apartment, Madame Sousatzka, Closing The Ring, Rumor Has It and Used People among others.