Over the years, there have been rumors and allegations about certain Bollywood actresses being associated with the underworld, adding an air of intrigue and mystery to the entertainment industry. While these claims remain speculative and unproven in some cases, they have left an indelible mark on the public’s perception of these actresses. Let’s check out the list of Bollywood actresses and their alleged connection with the underworld.
Mandakini’s career was marked by a meteoric rise, primarily due to her role in the film “Ram Teri Ganga Maili.” However, her association with the underworld, specifically Dawood Ibrahim, became a topic of speculation and controversy. Although concrete evidence was lacking, her connection to the underworld was widely discussed in the media. This episode underscored the potential impact of rumors on an actress’s career and reputation.
2. Mamta Kulkarni
During the 1990s, Mamta Kulkarni’s name became synonymous with rumors of connections to the underworld. Her alleged association with gangster Chhota Rajan created ripples in the industry and beyond. While no concrete evidence was ever presented to substantiate these claims, Kulkarni’s sudden disappearance from the limelight and subsequent relocation to Dubai fueled speculation.
3. Monica Bedi
Monica Bedi’s journey from Bollywood to the criminal justice system was a tale that captivated the nation. Her alleged relationship with Abu Salem, a notorious underworld figure, led to her arrest in Portugal in 2002. Bedi’s association with Salem was widely publicized.
4. Kim Sharma
Kim Sharma’s name was linked to the underworld, particularly with Anees Ibrahim, brother of Dawood Ibrahim. However, these claims lacked substantial evidence and were vehemently denied by Sharma. But the speculations and gossip impacted her career.
5. Sona Heiden
The South Indian film industry also witnessed its share of alleged connections between actresses and the underworld. Sona Heiden, a popular actress, was questioned by the police in connection with a shootout involving gangster Ravi Pujari.