The stories of popular Bollywood personalities showing attitudes (nakhare) are quite common. If rumors are to be believed, Mallika Sherawat has also been named as such type of personality during the shooting of the item song "Shalu" in the film Bin Bulaye Baraati.
The item song was to be shot while other actors like Om Puri, Gulshan Grover, Mukesh Tiwari, Rajpal Yadav, and Johnny Lever were around although not being the participants in the dance. But, Mallika had insisted to shoot the item number alone. She didn’t want anybody around during the shooting. Although the choreographer Ganesh Acharya told that Mallika didn’t demand the shooting to be done separately, the Mallika part was done in one day and the part with other actors was done on the next day. The two scenes were later merged together to make the item song complete.