Monica Bedi: The 90s Bollywood actress who had a controversial past

Jan 18, 2018, 15:42 IST
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    Monica Bedi started her career as an actress in Bollywood films during the mid-nineties

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    Monica Bedi forayed into Telugu filmdom with 'Taj Mahal' which was directed by the legendary D Rama Naidu

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    During the 90s she acted in several Bollywood films opposite some of Bollywood's leading actors

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    However, Monica Bedi has stayed away from Bollywood for a long time now.  The reason? Her personal life became a matter of national interest

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    Right at the peak of the career, Monica Bedi was rumoured to be in a relationship with underworld don and gangster Abu Salem. She and Abu both ran away and were absconding for a long time

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    Monica Bedi and Abu Salem were arrested in Portugal and deported to India

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    Even though Abu Salem is still serving time, Monica Bedi was acquitted and is leading a life away from crime and the underworld

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    Apart from Hindi, Monica Bedi has also acted in a few regional films. Her debut vehicle in Bollywood was 'Surakhsha'. She has also starred in the film 'Jodi No 1' with Sanjay Dutt and Govinda

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    In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld Monica Bedi's conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served

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    Monica Bedi even did a stint on the reality show 'Bigg Boss' in its second season. It was during this show that fellow inmate Rahul Mahajan expressed an interest in pursuing a romantic relationship with her

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    However, nothing materialised between Monica Bedi and Rahul Mahajan. Monica, was also a part of the dance-reality show 'Jhalakk Dikhhla Jaa'

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    Today Monica Bedi is a part of the glamour world, but has not found the same adulation and fame that she had in the 1990s

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    Monica Bedi, revealed in an interview that her mother suffered a paralytic attack when she was in jail, but today she has helped her mum get back on her feet and ensures that she follows a healthy routine

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    Monica Bedi has also tried her hand at doing television shows. This picture was taken at the airport, when she bumped into veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty

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    Monica Bedi, who has roots in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, has also worked in Punjabi films

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    Monica Bedi captioned this image, "Lazy morning selfie. Lemme sleep (sic)

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    Monica Bedi wrote the following regarding this post, "When I feel about wearing something ethnic (sic)"

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    A fitness fanatic, Monica Bedi posted the picture of her working out at the gym. She wrote, "For me, fitness is not just about hitting the gym; it is also about an inner happiness and an overall well-being (sic)"

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    We think Monica Bedi has totally nailed the airport look!

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Monica Bedi has led a a controversial life, but now her imprisonment and affair with gangster Abu Salem are all behind her and she is hoping to start her new innings in showbiz 

 

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