I am happy for him, says Abu Salem’s ex-partner Monica Bedi on his impending marriage

  • Aneesha Bedi, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 03, 2015 18:54 IST

Hoshiarpur-born actor Monica Bedi seems to have moved on in life and appears to be more confident and vibrant as a person. The actress who made headlines for her alleged involvement with underworld don Abu Salem and even served a jail sentence, is on a completely new tangent after a stint in reality television shows Big Boss and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa followed by Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Saraswati Chandra on Star Plus.

When asked about Salem’s impending marriage to a 26-year-old woman from Mumbra in Thane district in Maharashtra, Monica said, “I am happy for him. Why would I have anything new to say? I have nothing to do with him and to each their own. It’s his call and that’s absolutely fine.”

On previous occasions, Monica has always denied that she was the second wife of the underworld don and prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Claiming to be in a long livein relationship with him instead, Monica was also arrested in Lisbon, Portugal, along with Salem following an Interpol red corner alert notice in 2003. Salem and Monica were both extradited to India from Portugal after a long legal battle in November 2005.

The actor-model who is currently busy reading a couple of TV serial scripts is happy with the love and support she has received from her fans and believes TV has become a big medium now.

“While I would love to do more Bollywood films as well, I am happy focusing on television as it is no longer about big screen or small screen anymore, but about the character you play,” said the 40-yearold actor who claimed that she did Punjabi films to stay connected to her roots than for the money.

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