The 35-year-old appeared alongside Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Arjun Rampal and others in movies like Jodi No 1, Jaanam Samjha Karo and Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat in her short-lived Bollywood career. She was arrested with the underworld don in Portugal in 2002 and they were extradited together in 2005. After spending months in jail, Monica made a comeback of sorts with her surprise entry on reality show Bigg Boss last season.
"I think somewhere Bigg Boss was sent to me by God as that is the best thing that could have happened to me at that time. Had I done the biggest of Bollywood film it wouldn't have done what 'Bigg Boss' did for me," Monica said. "After doing the show I got lot of love and support from people, I got good work. I think all this was God sent," she said.
Now Monica is set to make a comeback with Saraswatichandra, a show which will mark her entry in daily soaps on small screen. "It is for first time that I am doing a TV serial. Post 'Bigg Boss' there have been offers for TV serials but nothing interesting came my way. I did not feel excited so did not take any offers. It was this offer from Sanjay that really excited me and I took it up," Monica said.