Bollywood producer Subash Dudhani has been arrested after Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized cartons of banned Mandrax tablets worth over Rs 3,000 crore (half a billion dollars) from a factory in Udaipur.
Former Bollywood Actress ‘Mamta Kulkarni’ Face of An International Drug Cartel?
Former hottie and Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who once posed topless for a magazine, and who vanished away all of a sudden from Bollywood is back in the news. But for the wrong reasons.
Mamta Kulkarni who’s settled in Kenya (she changed her name to hide her identity) after marrying a big businessman in Kenya, and was on the verge of returning to Bollywood as a producer (Mamta’s production house has already helped several Indian films to shoot in Kenya), may find it difficult to get her second innings in Bollywood started (at least as of now).
And that is because Mamta’s husband Vijay ‘Vicky’ Goswami is not a businessman but a drug lord, a leader of international drug cartel.
Mumbai police recently which seized a huge amount of drugs, and after further investigations, they revealed that Vicky Goswami, was the kingpin of the drug operation. The 20 tonnes of ephedrine was seized from a Solapur factory (in Maharashtra). According to the Thane police, gangs in India, Poland and some other European countries had planned to send the consignment to Eastern Europe from Mumbai via Gujarat.
Mumbai police are also trying to ascertain if Mamta kulkarni had a role in the international drug ring that tried to smuggle in the contraband.
Sources in the police say Mamta was very likely the face of the ring.
This is because, her husband Vicky cannot leave Kenya because of an Interpol notice against him, so he gets Mamta to meet clients in various countries. He even uses her name to carry out bank transactions and to route huge sums from drug deals through the hawala channel.
Drug use in Kenya has risen fast in the past few years, as international drug cartels have turned east Africa into a major transit route for narcotics. A spate of attacks on bars has already dented the coastal region’s tourism industry. The growing drug problem, high levels of corruption could further harm the country’s tourism.
Malindi, Kenya is a vacation destination sitting on the crystal coast of east Africa, with smething for everyone. The resort town offers glass-bottomed boat cruises, authentic Italian pasta, sex-for-hire and dirt-cheap heroin. During vacation time, packages from Europe to Kenya run cheap, foreigners (both women and men) come for “sex holidays,” seeking out local “beach boys”. But during the low season things turn darker here; this is a town struggling with drugs and disease. Read more…
Mamta was among Bollywood’s most successful and daring actresses in the 90s, and had worked with top Bollywood actors, including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan.
Checkout some of her songs.
Song: Dheere dheere aap mere. Film: Baazi (1995), with Aamir Khan
Song: Ek munda meri umar da. Film: Karan Arjun (1995), with Salman Khan
Song: Bharo, maang meri bharo. Film: Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), with Akshay Kumar
Song: Koi jaaye toh le aaye. Film: Ghatak (1996)