Every one of us has a favorite movie star. We love their characters and also tries to follow them in real life. They inspire us, encourages us to work for the society in many ways. We have seen them in many different roles in movies including police or army officers, social workers, leader, superheroes, who work for the humanity but in real life, they also are normal people like us and present a totally different image.
Unfortunately, some of them also knocked the doors of the jail. We know you got some of the names in your mind. But, you may love to know the story and controversies they were involved. So, here we are sharing the information about Bollywood stars who went to the jail.
Here are a few celebrities who have cooled their heels in prison for offenses varying from the mundane to the serious:
Salman Khan is the first one who comes to mind when it comes to legal misconduct. The actor known for his irritable nature has been involved in two major cases. He was sentenced to jail for shooting blackbuck during his shot for a film in Rajasthan. He also had a case of hit-and-run in 2002 and sentenced to 5 year jail term by the Mumbai sessions court.
Sanjay Dutt went to jail more than once. The actor was sent to Pune’s Yerwada jail for three and a half years after the Supreme Court in 2013 upheld his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The blasts, which were the brainchild of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan’s ISI to avenge the Babri demolition, killed 257 people and injured over 700.
Saif Ali Khan
Already involved in the Black Buck poaching case with Salman Khan, the Nawab, Saif Ali Khan added an assault case to his name. Chotey Nawab went to a restaurant with his wife Kareena and Karishma Kapoor. He picked a fight with a boy and due to anger Saif broke the boy’s nose. He got arrested on the basis of the statements from the eyewitnesses.
John Abraham also spent some time in jail after he was sentenced for rash and negligent driving and hitting two people with his bike in 2006. It took court 6 years to sentence him to 15 days in jail. Although he got bail soon enough. The good thing was he at least took his victims to the hospital.
Sooraj Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi was arrested in the Jiah Khan suicide case. This actor was dating model-turned-actress Jiah Khan and was charged with abetment to suicide in her suicide case. Later granted bail but the case is ongoing, the actor is now busy shooting for his next Bollywood film.
This youngster is an amazing playback singer of Bollywood films. He is famous for his songs in the movie ‘Ashiqui 2’. He was arrested and went to jail on 8th May 2015 for allegedly raping his friend. He was granted bail a week later.
actor was apprehended by authorities for allegedly raping his maid in his flat. Indian courts sentenced Ahuja for seven years imprisonment, which affected the Bollywood actor’s career significantly. The verdict hindered Ahuja from obtaining meaty roles in the Indian film industry.
Actress Monica Bedi, who made her debut in the early 1990s, was arrested in September 2002 with gangster Abu Salem by the Lisbon police for entering Portugal on forged documents. On 29 September 2006, Bedi was convicted for passport forgery for procuring a passport on a fictitious name. In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld her conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served.