Some such love stories are well known, while some are under the wraps.

Here, we look at those not-so-sweet love stories that made news for rather uneasy reasons.

1. Monica Bedi and Abu Salem:

Actress Monica Bedi of ’Jodi No 1' fame fell in love with the underworld don Abu Salem and stayed with him for many years. In September 2002, Bedi and Salem were arrested and served jail sentence in Portugal for entering the country on forged documents. Now, Monica is back to India and also starred in TV serial Saraswatichandra (2013).

2. Mamata Kulkarni and Vikram Goswami:


One of the most successful actresses of 90s, Mamata Kulkarni initially was reported to be in relation with gangster Chota Rajan, which she allegedly used as a tool to bag the roles of her choice. Later, she is believed to have married suspected drug smuggler Vikram Goswami.

3. Anita Ayub and Dawood Ibrahim:

Anita Ayub, a beauty pageant contestant was supposed to be very close to the D-company boss Dawood Ibrahim. It is believed that Bollywood producer Javed Siddique refused to cast her in a movie in 1995, hence he was shot dead by Dawood's button men.

4. Mandakini and Dawood Ibrahim:

Mandakini, who rose to instant fame with ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, is said to be in a relationship with Dawood Ibrahim. They were reported to have been spotted many a times but Mandakini insisted that she and the Don were just acquaintances.

5. Sona and Haji Mastan:

Haji Mastan was amongst the first don to have married a Bollywood star, Sona, just because she looked a lot like Madhubala. They tied the knot in 1984. Mastan had a distinct fondness for the deceased Madhubala and this was the reason for marrying Sona.

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