Mallika Sherawat, who was in Cannes, gave an interview at the French Riviera talking about why she consciously decided to divide time between India and Los Angeles. The actress, who spends a considerable amount of time in LA, said, "I made a conscious decision to divide my time between Los Angeles and India. So when I enjoy the social freedom in America and go back to India, which is so regressive for women, it's depressing. As an independent woman, it's really depressing."The actress even posted a link to the video on her micro-blogging website. Ever since, the actress has received backlash for portraying India in poor light.