The Bollywood industry is not just about the drama we witness on-screen. We have listed a few celebrities who were involved in court cases with dramatic twists no less than a well-scripted Bollywood plot.
For a celebrity, being in the spotlight is an extremely crucial part of the profession. But there are a few Bollywood celebs who were in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Here is a list of Bollywood’s high-voltage controversies.
The high court released the
final verdict regarding the Jiah Khan suicide case on Friday. After a decade, Sooraj Pancholi heaved a sigh of relief as the court acquitted him of murder charges due to lack of evidence. After the verdict, Pancholi’s mother and actress, Zarina Wahab, thanked god. Sooraj Pancholi posted an Instagram story that read ‘The truth always wins’.
shocking revelations about Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide and sudden demise pointed fingers at the actor’s then-girlfriend and actress, Rhea Chakraborty. She reportedly spent 28 days in jail for allegedly being involved in a drug case. Rhea was charged under the narcotics act for the consumption, possession, and distribution of narcotics substances. She was bailed after a month.
has had his fair share of court cases, from hit and run to the infamous blackbuck poaching case. Salman Khan has even received death threats from a certain Lawrence Bishnoi for being involved in the blackbuck poaching case. He claims that blackbucks are sacred to the Bishnoi community, and hence Salman should be punished for violating their sentiments. Bhaijaan of Bollywood
Sanju Baba has had a rough time dealing with his court cases. He was sent to jail for having illegal possession of an AK-56 rifle around the time of the Babri Masjid riots. He was charged with an offense under section 5 of the Terrorist Disruptive Activities Act. The actor had claimed that it was merely for self-defense because the situation demanded. The actor was sentenced to jail from 2013-2016.
Actress Monica Bedi faced court trials and was sentenced to jail for five years regarding a passport forgery case. She also had a relationship with gangster Abu Salem in the 90s. The actress stated that she was not aware of Abu Salem’s real identity as he had changed his name when they met. This was the most controversial relationship witnessed in Bollywood. Abu Salem is currently in jail, while Monica is in Mumbai, focusing on her career.
Shiney Ahuja was charged with a serious allegation of rape by his 19-year-old domestic help in 2009. The
Bhool Bhulaiyaa actor admitted that they had sex but that it was purely consensual. Later in the year, the victim went back on her testimony and made a statement that she was never raped. However, the court felt that the victim was threatened to back on her statement hence sentencing Shiney to seven years of prison.
Businessman and husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, was arrested on 19 July 2021 for making pornography content in deluxe hotels and distributing the same through some apps for monetary gains. Raj Kundra claimed that he was falsely accused and was not aware of any of the activities mentioned in the FIR. He was granted bail in September on a surety of ₹50,000. Though now it seems like his troubles have passed away, it was
one of the biggest controversies in Bollywood.