Bollywood actors may have their fame and their money, but at the end of the day, they are also citizens of India. They are also governed by the same laws that we are governed by. If these actors do something wrong, the law will take its course and punish them for their wrongdoing, irrespective of their celebrity status.
You may have already heard about a few actors on this list, but a few of the names will definitely surprise you!
1) Salman Khan
Superstar Salman Khan has had his share of good and bad days. Salman has been involved in two high-profile criminal cases. The first was a hit and run case, in which Salman got acquitted and the other was the black buck poaching case. While shooting for the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain,’ Salman is alleged to have illegally hunted a black buck, an endangered animal in India.
The Bishnoi community of Jodhpur filed a case against the actor for this in 1998, since this community considers the black buck to be sacred. This case has been going on for the past twenty years! The court convicted Salman in this case in 2018, and has delivered an imprisonment sentence of five years to the actor.
2) Sanjay Dutt
Another actor that has been sent to prison is Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay Dutt was accused of possession of illegal arms during the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993. In 2013, the actor was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment in this case. The actor served his sentence in the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune.
3) Saif Ali Khan
While out for dinner with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora in 2012 at ‘Wasabi’ in the Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai, Saif got into a scuffle with a customer who asked the actor to speak softly and to not create a ruckus.
This eventually led to a scuffle between the actor and this customer. The customer ended up with a fractured nose. A case was filed against Saif, and he was arrested under Section 325 of the Indian Penal Code. This continued for 2-3 days, but Saif was eventually released on bail.
4) John Abraham
Did you know that the ‘Parmanu’ actor John Abraham, has also been sent to prison? While driving his bike in 2006, the actor crashed into a cycle and injured two pedestrians. 6 years later, in 2012, the actor was sentenced to 15 days in prison for rash and negligent driving.
5) Akshay Kumar
While walking on the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2009, the actor went up to his wife, Twinkle Khanna, and asked her to unbutton his jeans. As a result of this, an obscenity case was filed against the star couple.
Sources: Booking.com, DNA India, Humour Nation, India Today, Mid-Day, Namaste London, News18.com, Samachar Nama, ScoopWhoop, The Express Tribune, The Indian Express, Times Now.