We think that Indian actors are the epitome of perfection—almost as divine as God. We are so used to seeing their persona on silver screen that we often forget that they are just humans who are prone to making mistakes. Many big and small actors have gotten into trouble with law. Here is a list of Bollywood actors who got into the grips of Indian law and what was the consequence.
1. Salman Khan
Salman Khan was first accused of hunting the endangered species of Chinkaras at Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Sath Sath Hai. The case was closed in July 2016, and Salman Khan was released. In 2002, a hit and run case was filed against Salman Khan in which a person died while three others were severely injured. The case stretched for years, and in 2015, Salman Khan was cleared of all charges by Bombay High Court due to lack of any solid evidence.
2. Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt was accused of keeping weapons and arms in his house during the Bombay blasts of 1993. It was also said that he was involved with Dawood Ibahim and Abu Salem. It was a big case as it certainly made Sanjay Dutt an anti-national element of the country because of the possession of illegal weapons, and being involved in the terrorist attack. Sanjay Dutt accepted his crime and was jailed in Yerwada Jail at Pune.
3. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan’s most controversial incident was at Wankhede Stadium. An ugly scuffle erupted between him and the MCA officials at Wankhede Stadium. He was banned from the stadium. Just recently, court has given clean chit to him as it’s proved that Shahrukh Khan was not drunk during the brawl that happened on the ground.
4. Shiney Ahuja
Shiney Ahuja was a rising actor. He received praises for his acting in movies like Gangster and Life in a Metro. It seemed like he had a bright future. One incident shattered his reputation. His maid filed a case against Shiney Ahuja for raping her. There were enough circumstantial evidences to prove him guilty. In 2011, he was convicted for seven years with a fine of Rs. 3000.
5. Sooraj Pancholi
Sooraj Pancholi is the prime accused in Jiah Khan’s death. Jiah Khan committed suicide in the year 2013. Her relationship with Sooraj was tumultuous. He assaulted her physically and emotionally which led to the untimely demise of the young star. But Jiah Khan’s mother, Rabia, is claiming that it was actually murder, and not suicide. The case is still pending in the court, as the final decision depends on all the evidences.