Monica feels like a free bird


Monica Bedi is exulting in her freedom from legal hassles after the SC ruled that she’d already completed her sentence in the passport forgery case. Once a Bollywood starlet and then a don’s moll, Monica Bedi has heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court let her off in a passport forgery case on Tuesday.
She says she feels like a ‘free bird’ now. “Finally! After so many years I feel like a free bird. Now I really believe ‘all’s well that ends well’. I am so happy to be let off and I am glad that I can enjoy all the rights of a regular Indian citizen now,” an elated Monica said.
The 35-year-old, who’s been linked to underworld don Abu Salem, was caught in Portugal for travelling on a false passport in the name of Sana Malik Kamal. She was sentenced to five years imprisonment by a trial court in Hyderabad in 2006. This was reduced to three years by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Now, the Supreme Court has reduced the period of imprisonment to two years and six months, which she has already undergone. Though Monica has been on bail for three years, she says the passport case has been quite a restriction for her Bollywood comeback.