Duration: 1H 48M 23S Likes: 32 DisLikes: 5 Rating: 8.65 / 10
Views: 36276 Description: Directed by Mani Ratnam
Produced by K. Balachander
Written by Mani Ratnam
Starring Arvind Swamy
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Editing by Suresh Urs
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release date(s) August 15, 1992
Mamta Kulkarni, born as Rani, Mamata Kulkarni, on 20 April 1972, is a former Bollywood actress. She was part of several commercial successes such as Aashiq Awara (1993), Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Krantiveer (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Baazi (1996), China Gate (1998), Beqabu (1995), and Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller (2001) among others. Her performance in 'Aashiq Awara' (1993) won her the 1994 Filmfare Best New Face Award. The film, which launched Saif Ali Khan, was a superhit. In the blockbuster 'Karan Arjun' (1995), directed by Rakesh Roshan, Mamta Kulkarni starred alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
Mamta made her debut, as Priya, with Tamil Film Nanbargal, produced by Babul Bose and released on 14 February, in 1991. Kulkarni made her Bollywood debut with the 1992 movie Tirangaa. In 1993 she starred in Aashiq Awara, which won her a Filmfare Lux New Face Award. She went on to appear in many popular films such as Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Krantiveer (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995) and Baazi (1995). She mostly played the leading actor's love interest in all these films, and developed a sexy glamorous, song-and-dance girl image. Because of this she was chosen for the movie, Divine Temple Khajuraho (2002); Khajuraho Group of Monuments.
Things seemed to change when Rajkumar Santoshi, in whose earlier movie Ghatak: Lethal (1996) she had a cameo appearance in a song, cast her as the female lead in his 1998 movie China Gate, an ambitious remake of Seven Samurai. However, things did not go as planned. Relations between Santoshi and the actress soured, and rumours began circulating that Kulkarni was dropped from the movie, and reinstated only after gangster Chhota Rajan intervened on her behalf. When the movie was finally released, it was also a huge flop. Furthermore, the only song in the movie, the item number Chamma Chamma, was picturised on Urmila Matondkar, even though Kulkarni had built her reputation with such numbers. To add insult to injury, the song turned out to be a chartbuster, greatly increased Urmila's popularity and was even used in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge!.
Mamta Kulkarni created ripples when she went topless nude for September issue 1993 of Stardust (magazine), which led to her arrest due to protests by several conservative groups, and subsequent conviction by the courts in the year 2000 and a fine of Rs.15,000/-. She had a controversial marriage to her boyfriend and international drug kingpin Vijay 'Vicky' Goswami. In 1997, Vicky was arrested in Dubai for trafficking 11.5 tonne of mandrax and was sentenced for life for 25 years, as per Dubai laws, but later released due to good behavior. Mamta was arrested along with her husband in Kenya in a joint operation between Drug Enforcement Agency and Mombasa Police, as per reports in social media platform Twitter. The truth however of a grey haired, bespectacled, former beauty siren, portraying Hindu iconography needs to be investigated, seeing the plight of Indian actresses today.....
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