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Do you know what I think? I think, if we had more se­cu­rity per­son­nel that looked like Ma­lika Hay­don in Agent

Vinod, we’d be hav­ing bad guys fall­ing over them­selves try­ing to get ap­pre­hended. Whether it’s those mean dance moves or the se­ri­ous white-shirt-pen­cil-skirt combo with a fireengine pout that barely con­tains her purring sex­u­al­ity, for all of the ten min­utes she ap­pears in the film, the buxom Indo-aussie King­fisher model-cum-item-girl-cum-dj has your rapt, slightly hoarse, at­ten­tion.

Now what if I tell you she too has been through phases of ter­ri­ble body anx­i­ety—plagued with in­se­cu­ri­ties about her am­ple curves. Sounds far fetched, right? What could she pos­si­bly have to worry about—be­ing too sexy? “Grow­ing up, I was al­ways a skinny, gan­gly teenager and with pu­berty, I filled out al­most overnight,” Ma­lika says in a rolling Amer­i­can ac­cent. “I had all these curves sud­denly, and I didn’t know what to do with them. It took a while to re­lax into this new body.” Ah, yes, pu­berty, I nod. But that wasn’t the last of it. “Then I be­gan mod­el­ling at 18,” she says. “My body was not like my sis­ter’s (su­per­model and ac­tor Lisa Hay­don is her younger sis­ter), which is straight and slim and looks great in just about any­thing. I had hips!” Ma­lika ad­mits it was a tough time, and she was mis­er­able. “I be­came ob­sessed with my weight. I was work­ing out two hours a day and try­ing my best to diet,” she says. “Fi­nally, I de­cided it had to stop. I had to ac­cept my curves, and I’ve been in a good space since.”

Ask her if she thinks these un­healthy re­la­tion­ships women tend to have with their bod­ies are self-cre­ated and she says, “Yes”. “We make these ab­surd de­mands of our­selves—to look a cer­tain way, to be skinny at any cost. I don’t think men feel that way about us. In fact, I’ve no­ticed men seem to like curves on a woman,” she says. “My

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