There was a time when an actor’s only responsibility after wrapping a film was to do a couple of late night talk show appearances and finding a new casting agent to blow. These days, movie stars are saddled with all kinds of promotional obligations—some even bordering on the insanely dangerous.

Take for instance gorgeous Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat’s recent photo-call to promote the Jennifer Lynch creature-feature Hisss at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. The 33-year-old stunner posed with a variety of snakes, including a massively large constrictor, during the shoot, which took place at the Salon Martha Barrierre at the Majestic Hotel.


Hisss stars Sherawat as a half-woman/half-snake creature known in Eastern folklore as the Nagin. After her lover is murdered, she sets out to take bloody vengeance on the people responsible. The film was shot in India and costars renowned Indian actor Irrfan Khan.

To see pictures of Sherawat as the Snakewoman and a trailer of Hisss, go here.