Why Mamta Kulkarni converted to Islam
Former controversial Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who acted in a number of hit movies during the 90s, has reportedly converted to Islam.
According to the buzz, the actress has reportedly embraced the Islamic religion after tying knot with her boyfriend Vicky Goswami on May 10. Presently, the controversial actor is believed to have settled in Nairobi, Kenya, with her husband.
Kulkarni married 52-year-old Goswami, after a long relationship, when he was in prison in Dubai. She was managing her husband’s hotel business in his absence.
Goswami is also not averse to controversies. He was arrested by the UAE police in 1997 for 25 years in connection with a drug smuggling case. His sentence was reduced after he converted to Islam. He was released on November 15, 2012.
In 1993, Kulkarni first landed in controversy when she posed topless on the cover page of Stardust magazine, following which she was charged under India’s many obscenity laws, and found herself under attack from both conservative religious groups, and women’s groups.
Mamta has acted in films like Aashiq Awara, Waqt Hamara Hai, Krantiveer, Karan Arjun, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Baazi, China Gate, Ghatak: Lethal among many other hit movies. After working in Bollywood for almost 11 years, Mamta took retirement from showbiz.
Niticentral Staff is a Guest Contributor at Niti Central.