MUMBAI: Underworld don Abu Salem’s former girlfriend Monica Bedi, who was last seen in NDTV Imagine’s show Desi Girl, will soon appear on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s TV show Saraswatichandra which debuts on Star Plus.
It is Bhansali’s first TV show in which Monica will reportedly be seen in a new avtar.
The Bollywood starlet has acted many films, including Hindi, Telegu, Kannada, Gujarati and Nepali. Among her few films are Jodi No 1 and Tirchhi Topiwale.
Bedi, who hails from Chabewal in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district and moved to Norway with her family when she was a child, shot to notoriety when she was arrested with Abu Salem in Portugal in 2002 for entering that country on forged papers.
The couple was deported to India in 2005 after India promised not to hang Abu Salem who is accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Monica spent time in jail in Hyderabad for forgery of documents.
Since her release, she has been trying to re-establish herself in the entertainment industry.