The law is the same for everyone, whether it is a common man or a celebrity- the fact has been proved time and again in India and other countries of the world, when celebrities who have committed criminal acts have been punished by the court of law. There have been many situations when law has not shown mercy towards celebrities and treated them the same way as it would have treated any other common citizen of the country.
Here are top 10 Bollywood celebrities who are in trouble with the law:
10. Monica Bedi
One of the female celebrities in Bollywood who was caught by the shackles of law because of her alleged involvement with the underworld don, Abu Salem is Monica Bedi. This glamorous actress was held in Portugal for carrying fake documents and was convicted for nearly 2.5 years in 2006.
9. Madhur Bhandarkar
Next in the list of Bollywood celebrities who landed into trouble with law is film maker Madhur Bhandarkar, who was accused of rape and molestation by a struggling actress, Preeti Jain. He was, however, granted bail due to lack of evidence in the case.
8. Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan was trapped in a drugs case in 2001, when he was caught making an attempt to buy cocaine. The court left him on the condition that he would go for de addiction treatment, when the actor pleaded guilty and promised that hye would never deal in drugs in future.
7. Shah Rukh Khan
Another well known actor who landed into trouble with law is Shah Rukh Khan, when he was accused of sex determination of his unborn child before the birth of his youngest child Abram.
6. Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre
The high profile black buck shooting case in Rajasthan during the making of “Hum Saath Saath Hain” wrapped up many celebrities like Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre. They are involved in repeated hearings of the case.
5. John Abraham
Featuring next on the list of top 10 Bollywood celebrities who picked trouble with the law is the handsome hunk, John Abraham, who faced rash driving charges for hitting two people on the streets of Mumbai while riding his Suzuki Hayabusa bike. Luckily, the victims were not fatally injured and John was granted bail.
4. Shiney Ahuja
Actor Shiney Ahuja totally ruined his film career when he raped his maid and the woman pressed charges against him. The court found him guilty and he was imprisoned for seven years, with a fine of Rs 3000 in 2011.
3. Saif Ali Khan
Next on this list is actor Saif Ali Khan who caught up in the controversial black buck case and also an assault case against a South African businessman, while he was dining with his wife and friends in Wasabi Restaurant in Taj, Colaba. He was released later on bail.
2. Sanjay Dutt
One of the biggest cases was faced by actor Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted in the famous TADA case for possessing illegal arms during the Mumbai bombings of 1993. He is currently serving in Yerwada Jail in Pune for a term of five years.
1. Salman Khan
The biggest celebrity law trouble till date is that of the 2002 hit and run case against the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The star was convicted for serving a five year imprisonment on 6th May, 2015. He was also involved in the famous black buck case.
Some other film celebrities who have been in trouble with law are actor Aditya Pancholi’s son, Sooraj Pancholi, film maker Sajid Nadiadwala and actor Govinda.