For the first time in the history of Hollywood, a career recognition, honorary citizenship and official Resolution was bestowed upon a Bollywood star by the City of Los Angeles.
Mallika Sherawat received the prestigious honor in front of members of the entertainment industry, friends, family and fans during a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall on the eve of Indian Independence Day.
In the City Hall Council Chambers, Councilmember Jose Huizar presented Mallika the honor to hearty applause from those assembled, citing her career achievements and charitable efforts. Mallika accepted the Resolution, which was signed by the Mayor and all City Councilmembers, before giving an inspiring speech to numerous rounds of applause throughout the hall.
In a packed media room after the ceremony, Mallika answered questions from reporters, signed autographs for fans and took pictures with her guests and with city politicians. After the City Hall event, Mallika was hosted for brunch in an historic downtown Los Angeles area.