Salman Khan to Sanjay Dutt: 9 Bollywood actors who went to jail
Bollywood actors are considered role models. The audience follows them for their larger than life image onscreen.
But sometimes celebs lose control in real life. The new addition to this list is actress Rhea Chakraborty who was arrested by the NCB in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Here is a list of Bollywood actors who went to jail.
One of the biggest stars of Bollywood Salman Khan spent his young age as a baddie and later became loved for his charity work through his NGO Being Human. The actor was involved in two serious crimes; hit and run, and for shooting a blackbuck during the shoot of his movie Hum Saath–Saath Hain in Rajasthan.
Many know that Bollywood actor John Abraham is a bike lover and he has an expensive collection. John loves to ride bikes on Mumbai streets. However, in 2006, the actor was on his Hayabusa, when he lost control and hit a cycle and injured two pedestrians. John paid a penalty for rash and negligent driving and was jailed for 15 days.
Popularly known as Sanju Baba in Bollywood, he was sentenced to 5 years in jail for possessing illegal arms around the time of the serials blasts in Mumbai 1991-1993. In February 2016, the actor completed his five year jail term and was released.
In 2009, Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar made an awkward demand of unzipping his jeans to wife Twinkle Khanna at the Lakme Fashion Week event. Later a case was filed against the couple for allegedly indulging in obscenity in public. Akshay Kumar spent some time in jail and was out on bail soon.
Saif Ali Khan
Actor Saif Ali Khan was once arrested based on a complaint filed against him by Mr Sharma, who claimed that the actor assaulted him and fractured his nose at Taj Hotel's Wasabi restaurant in Colaba. However, the actor was released on bail the same day.
Very few people know that 90s action hero Suniel Shetty is a businessman too. A businessman alleged that a cheque of Rs 10 lakh issued by Suniel bounced. Following this the actor was jailed in a cheque dishonour case. Later an application was moved, and he was granted bail.
For raping his maid, Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was sentenced to seven years in prison. The Gangster actor was found guilty by a special fast-track court. It is said that he maintained innocence throughout the trial.
Mumbai Police arrested Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan for drug (cocaine) possession in 2001. But Fardeen's clear record came to his rescue. Following this he underwent a detoxification course. In 2012, the actor was granted bail with immunity in the drug case.
Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi was sentenced to spend a year in prison for assaulting his neighbour in 2005 over a parking quarrel in his housing society in suburban Versova.