Celebs, who are treated as icons, often loose their cool. Here's a list of some Bollywood celebs who went to jail for breaking the law.
By Monisha G Kumar
Shah Rukh Khan went to jail once for threatening a journalist over an article during his initial days in Mumbai.
Saif Ali Khan was once arrested after a man filed a complaint against him for assaulting him and fracturing his nose at Taj Hotel. He was released on bail on the same day.
In 2001, Fardeen Khan was arrested for possession of cocaine, but was let off after he played guilty. Fardeen also went for a de-addiction treatment.
Sanjay Dutt was arrested under the Arms Act after the 1993 Mumbai blast. He was sentenced to 6 years in jail for possession of illegal weapons. Sanjay came out in 2016.
Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his 20-year-old maid in 2009. After denying it initially, Shiney confessed his crime and was sentenced to 7 years in jail.
Salman Khan was arrested after being convicted of shooting two blackbucks in 1998 by Jodhpur Court and was sentenced to 5 years in jail.
In 2006, John Abraham was jailed for 15 days when his Hayabusa lost control, and injured two people. He also paid a penalty for rash and negligent driving.
Sooraj Pancholi was jailed briefly for abetting the suicide of actress, Jiah Khan. The case is still awaiting verdict. In her suicide letter, Jiah had accused him of forcing her to abort their child.
Rhea Chakraborty, girlfriend of late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was arrested in September 2020. She was accused of procuring drugs for Sushant. The case is still under investigation.
A case was filed against actor Akshay Kumar and his wife, Twinkle Khanna for obscenity after he asked her to unzip his jeans at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2009. Akshay was released on bail shortly.
Suniel Shetty was jailed in a case of cheque dishonor after a businessman alleged that a cheque of Rs 10 Lakh issued by him bounced.
After assaulting a bouncer in a hotel, Aditya Pancholi was taken into judicial custody but was released on bail. In 2005, he was sentenced for 1 year jail over a fight with his neighbour for parking.
Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Police on July 19, 2021 for his alleged involvement in creating porn movies and publishing them through some apps.