Mallika decided to go back on her agreement to wear a bikini for Dhamaal 2. Despite signing on the dotted line, Sherawat threw a hissy fit after donning the two-piece swimwear and told the director Indra Kumar that she wanted a body double. Her exact words to him were, "You can take the visuals of my body above my waist, but nothing below my waist. Arrange for a body double. Merge the two shots, mine upper and the body double's lower, or show it separately. Do whatever you want but no visuals of my lower body."
According to an eyewitness, "Well, Mallika had told Kumar on the first day of the Pune schedule that she didn't want him to film the lower part of her body. Kumar decided that he would cross the bridge when the time came."
Unfortunately, when the time came, Kumar had to put the brakes on the shoot for 3-4 hours and had a long conversation with Sherawat but no amount of cajoling helped. The actress firmly stood her ground. The scene was eventually shot but only six to seven days later, when Kumar managed to arrange a body double, who matched Sherawat's physicality.
When questioned why Kumar conceded, a member from the unit tells us, "What could he do? Did he have a choice?" When contacted, Kumar simply said, "I got what I wanted. You will see Mallika in a swimsuit from head to toe. I am not complaining."
Only a few days ago, on March 1, Mumbai Mirror broke the story about Kangna's refusal to don a bikini on a Thailand beach for David Dhawan's Rascals. Boy! Are these girls coy!