Mallika SherawatMallika Sherawat, who is in Los Angeles (for the last three weeks now), attended a wine-tasting luncheon on March 15 at the Malibu Family Wines in California where she was invited as a special guest.

The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). The guests and invitees had to bid for a wine-tasting dinner for 12 people with Ashok Amritraj, CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment.

It was supported by Wells Fargo, and featured a guided tour of the vineyard, wine-tasting, a celebrity auction along with a lunch and a peek at IFFLA 2009. Says a source close to the actress, “Mallika doesn’t drink and hence did not taste the wine. She was just more than happy about being invited by IFFLA to be a part of the fundraiser and giving her the opportunity to meet the NRI community and to discover its culture something she is so curious about.”

The source adds, “She was particularly kicked about the Celebrity Live Auction event, which offered the winner the chance to spend a day with Mallika at a professional photo shoot. And a chance to enjoy lunch on the set with Mallika and have his/her picture taken with the actress by a professional celebrity photographer. The photo shoot with Mallika Sherawat was sold for $1400. The funds would go to IFFLA, a non-profit organisation devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honouring entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.”

After IFFLA, Mallika intends catching up with Hollywood actor Gerard Butler with whom she’s on messaging terms. The actress will be in the US for another month.

Source: Film Nirvana

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