MUMBAI: Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who was named as an accused in a Rs. 2,000 crore ephedrine drug haul case, has pleaded innocence, a media report said.
“Don’t look at me as an accused but as a victim of a conspiracy,” said Ms Kulkarni, based in Kenya, in a recorded speech played by her lawyers at a press conference, according to media.
“My passport copies are there with all the entries, my bank statements are there….I have nothing to hide, the cops have seen my statements, they have not found anything against me, there is no single evidence,” she said.
The actress, who starred in the 1990s blockbuster Karan Arjun among other films, also said that she was now heavily influenced by spirituality and was a “yogini”.
Noting that she only had fixed deposits of over Rs. 25 lakh, she said, “but that is my money. I have worked for ten years in Bollywood and did more than 30 to 40 concerts.” Ms Kulkarni alleged that her image was being tarnished unnecessarily because of “my proximity to a certain individual”, she said.
Her Mumbai-based lawyer, Majeed Memon, said at the press conference that Ms Kulkarni had written a letter to the Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju about her case.