New Delhi: Following the raid on her residence over charges of drug trafficking, yesteryear starlet Mamta Kulkarni spoke exclusively to ABP News, detailing her journey from the world of glitz and glamor to the by-lanes of the underworld.
Back in 1996, Mamta was the original item girl and a rising star in Bollywood. At the same time, another name doing the rounds was of Vijaygiri Anadgiri Goswami aka Vicky Goswami.
Vicky was had a stature not less than that of Dawod Ibrahim. His connections and influence over the film world was well know.
According to Mamta, Vicky was smitten with her. After repeated attempts from his side, she finally relented.
In the midst of all this Vicky was arrested for drug trafficking in Dubai, where he owned a hotel. Mamta says she resolved to stay in Dubai till Vicky was released.
In 1998 it was rumored that Mamta was kicked out from Rajkumar Santoshi’s film China Gate in the middle of shooting. The filmmaker apparently took her back in the project only after a phone call from Chhota Shakeel.
But after 2002, Mamta disappeared from the limelight. She says that she found God with the help of her guru and became a yogni.
Now Mamta is back in the news. Her live in partner Vicky (she has denied reports that the two were married) has been arrested for trafficking in a joint operation by Kenya police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
In the interview with ABP News she asserted that Vicky is innocent and it is Baktash and Ibrahim Abdalla, the two Kenyan nationals arrested with him, who are behind the drug racket.