Just because they’re celebrities doesn’t mean these people are exempt from crimes. In fact, the pressure of being in the public eye often pushes our Bollywood celebs to seek comfort and shelter in the crime world. For instance, a number of actresses like Mamta Kulkarni were associated with the underworld.
A large number of celebrities have criminal records and we aren’t just speaking of Salman Khan. Take a look at 10 of them:
1. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
This one is quite shocking. In 2018, Nawaz was arrested for having stalked and spied on his estranged wife. He had also unlawfully accessed her call records. However, he denied all allegations.
2. Fardeen Khan
In 2001, the actor was caught in action while he was trying to buy cocaine from a peddler. However, he was found to be purchasing only a small amount. He was then granted bail in 5 days.
3. Sanjay Dutt
Everyone knows this story, and in case you didn’t, his biopic, Sanju, was enough to tell you that Sanju Baba has led one of the most controversial lives in Bollywood. Since 1993, he has been in and out of jail for possession of ammunition, which included an AK -47 and a 9 mm pistol. He was registered under the Terrorist And Disruptive Activities Act.
4. Shiney Ahuja
The Bhool Bhulaiya actor shocked everyone when in 2009 he was accused of raping his maid. She was 20 years old and he had even molested her before. Shiney had denied the charges at first, but eventually gave in and confessed.
5. Sooraj Pancholi
Sooraj Pancholi, the son of Aditya Pancholi was dating Jiah Khan when she killed herself. Her suicide note indicated that Sooraj was responsible for her death and may have even forced her to abort their unborn child. He was booked for having abetted her suicide.
6. Rahul Bhatt
Mukesh Bhatt’s son was said to be extremely close to David Headley, the conspirator behind 26/11 attacks. This led to a full fledged investigation being launched into him.
7. John Abraham
The Dostana actor too has a criminal record. In 2006, he was arrested for rash driving and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. However, he was granted bail soon.
8. Shah Rukh Khan
Yes, the Badshah Of Bollywood is not squeaky clean either. In 2012, he was accused of abusing and fighting with the security guards and the MCA officials at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
9. Monica Bedi
The promising actress made the grave error of having an affair with one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, Abu Salem. The two were caught and jailed. While Monica has now got out, her boyfriend continues to rot in prison.
10. Salman Khan
Saving the best for last! How could this list possibly be complete without him? Salman has quite a number of cases against him, which include killing 2 black bucks and also a hit and run case. He miraculously manages to get away everytime though.
These celebs usually find it easy to get a clean chit and may even get away with their crimes. After all, fortune favours the rich and famous.