Says a source close to Mallika, "She met director Martin Scorsese at the Doha Tribeca event in Cannes last May. A special invite was arranged for her to represent Bollywood at the TFF. She will arrange to have her film screened specially for De Niro and Scorsese"
At the Tribeca Film Festival , Sherawat will be wearing Dolce & Gabbana. They have styled her for all her international events. Mallika says, "The hospitality in Doha rivals none other and it's truly a remarkable city. I'm incredibly proud to be a part of it and support Robert De Niro."
As a friend of the princess of Qatar, Mallika H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Mallika will also take part in the inauguration of Doha's brand new, state-of-the-art cultural village of Katara during the festival celebrations.
The actress met the Princess some years ago in the US where they were both invited for a women's convention. They were introduced to each other by a common friend have remained in touch, since. Incidentally, Mallika was the only B-Town person invited to the Princess' wedding. The two catch up whenever possible -either in Qatar or in the US.