Today, it was my honor to be able to recognize Mallika Sherawat, as the first Indian star from Bollywood acknowledged by the city of Los Angeles. Ms. Sherawat's talent as a Bollywood actress has gained her recognition as the "original Bollywood bombshell" and has even garnered her a song dedication by international recording artist Yanni! She stared in India's 2004 box office hit, "Murder", and will soon hit the big screen again with Irrfan Khan of "Slumdog Millionare" in the upcoming film "Hisss." Ms. Sherawat was recognized in Council today for her work in charitable efforts, as an advocate of woman's issues, the environment and nutrition. I feel very honored to recognize her work on the eve of Indian Independence Day, when Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the world celebrates the contributions of Indian Americans in the United States. Congratulations Mallika!