Bollywood stars have been known to lead extraordinary lives. Their real life stories of love and hatred have inspired many reel life stories. There has always been a strong connection between Bollywood and underworld. News about actors and actresses being involved with the mafia has often caught our attention. Some of these famous beauties said goodbye to Bollywood for their underworld beaus. Here are some examples of Bollywood divas who bid adieu to Bollywood over their alleged affairs with the underworld dons.
1. Haji Mastan and Sona
Sona has an uncanny resemblance to the timeless actress Madhubala and as rumours have it, it is her looks that drew the attention of Haji Mastan. Haji Mastan is said to be the first man to marry a Bollywood star. Haji Mastan married Sona because he was a big fan of Madhubala.
2. Dawood Ibrahim and Anita Ayub
Pakistani beauty Anita Ayub was a small time actress and a beauty pageant contestant. She was allegedly fancied by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. If rumours are to be believed, producer Javed Siddique was shot dead in 1995 by Dawood’s hitmen after he allegedly refused to take Pakistani actress Anita Ayub in a Hindi film.
2. Mandakini and Dawood Ibrahim
The cat-eyed beauty became the apple of the eyes of Dawood Ibrahim after she debuted in Bollywood. The actress rose to fame with her bold ‘avatar’ in the movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili. It was rumoured that she had an affair with Dawood Ibrahim. Some even believed that he used his influence to cast her in movies in Bollywood. Later, when he went underground, Mandakini married and settled down and went out of the limelight.
3. Monica Bedi and Abu Salem
Monica Bedi, who has acted with Bollywood actors like Sunil Shetty, Govinda, Salman Khan, and others, is allegedly the second wife of Abu Salem. The way the duo felt an instant connection once they laid eyes on each other, was nothing less than a Bollywood storyline. However, both of them have been separated after their arrest, with Salem still behind bars. As the story goes, seems like it was not destined for a happy ending. Once Monika Bedi was asked about Salem’s other marriages, however, the avoided it diplomatically. According to her, she is happy for him and has nothing to say about it.
4. Mamta Kulkarni and Vicky Goswami
Mamta Kulkarni and Vicky Goswami’s affair was the talk of the town during its tenure. This beautiful lady fell head over heels in love with the underworld and did not even care for her what could have been a very successful Btown career. She left everything, Bollywood career, family and her personal life for him. When Vicky arrested in Dubai for drug trafficking in the USA, she gave up on makeup so she didn’t look gorgeous. She even adopted Islam for Vicky Goswami.
Most of these stories sadly did not have a happy ending, but they became an inspiration for many plots in Bolly movies and kept inspiring generations of writers with their thrill, drama and in some cases romance.