Bollywood has made many gangster films and the stories were based on the real life characters like Varadarajan, Haji Mastan, Dawood Ibrahim, Chota Shakeel and other major and minor dons of Mumbai.
Now, a film titled Tamanchey is being made which is based on the life and times of don Abu Salem and his female companion Monica Bedi, a Bollywood star. The film is being produced by Suryaveer Singh and Bharat is making his debut as director. Nikhil Dwivedi is playing the role of Abu Salem.
Abu Salem, a former associate of Dawood Ibrahim, has unsuccessfully attempted to kill Bollywood film directors Rajiv Rai and Rakesh Roshan. . He has been accused in the killing of Bollywood producer Gulshan Kumar and Manisha Koirala’s secretary. On September 20, 2002, he and his girl friend Monica Bedi were arrested by Interpol in Lisbon. He is convicted for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.