Celebs have always been a subject of controversies, be it real or fake. But these reel stars may not be the real stars . Even our ideal stars  lose their ways and many have been engaged in criminal activities too. Let us take a glance at our Bolly Celebs holding criminal records.

1.Sanjay Dutt

He  has been the topic of discussion in the Industry ever since the Supreme Court sentenced the actor to serve a jail term of five years. Dutt was involved in the illegal possession of a 9mm pistol and an AK-56 assault rifle during 1993. He  was charged with TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act) and is serving his 42-month  term  in jail. Although he was acquitted under the TADA offences, he was booked for illegal possession of arms. The actor is said to have hidden arms and grenades on the behest of Abu Salem, a member of Dawood Ibrahim, in 1993. However, on occasions he came out from the jail for several reasons. He actually is facing a tough time there.

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2. Salman Khan

From the lover boy to the bad boy, Salman Khan is controversies’ favourite child. During the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain in Jodhpur, Khan along with co actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu were accused of killing two endangered chinkaras and two black bucks way back in 1998. Salman is also facing charges for killing a 28 year old man and injuring others during a hit and run case. He was said to have been under the influence of alcohol. On May 6, he was awarded a 5 year sentence and was also granted  bail while admitting his appeal.  However the final hearing is adjourned till July 20. Talk about Being Human!

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3. Saif Ali Khan

Saif is one of the co-accused along with Salman Khan in the black buck poaching case. Saif along with his Hum Sath Sath Hain co actors has been booked for shooting the protected animal in a village close to Jodhpur. The hearing is still on and a verdict remains to be given to the actors.

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4. Shiney Ahuja

He shocked the entire nation when he raped his 20 year old domestic help in 2009. Shiney had also been accused of molesting her a day prior to the rape. He  initially denied these claims, but  finally confessed to his heinous crime. As per medical reports, there were injuries on the maid’s private parts. Although Shiney is out on bail, his hearing will decide his fate. As of now, the actor has not been allowed to stay in Mumbai and continues to be unemployed. What a total disaster that shattered his career forever.

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5. Shah Rukh Khan

More than the badshah of Bollywood, SRK seems to be the bad-shah of controversies which seem endless. In 2012, Shahrukh Khan had a tiff with the Maharashtra Cricket Association officials where SRK accused them of manhandling his children. The MCA officials, on the other hand accused Khan of engaging in a drunken brawl with them. Shahrukh’s kids Suhana and Aryan were present at the stadium to watch an IPL match between their dad’s team Kolkota Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians. After KKR won, everyone was ecstatic. But the thrill of victory soon turned into a nightmare when SRK got into a fight with the officials. SRK has been banned from the Wankhede stadium for 5 years.

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6. Madhur Bhandarkar 

Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar, who is known for his realistic films, was accused by wanna be starlet Preeti Jain for raping her. Preeti had tried her hand at Bollywood, namely in a film titled Bikaao-On Sale before she met Bhandarkar. The actress accused him of raping her 16 times on the pretext of promising her a film. But all these charges were squashed and after nine years of struggle, Bhandarkar breathed a sigh of relief as the court set him free.

7. Monica Bedi 

Monica Bedi was romantically involved with dreaded underworld don Abu Salem who was wanted for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Bedi was arrested along with her boyfriend when the two tried to enter Portugal with forged documents. After serving her jail term there, Bedi along with Salem was deported to India in 2005. While Bedi was accused under several charges, her jail term was reduced as she had served term in Portugal. While Salem continues to be in jail, Bedi is a free woman today!

No doubt how famous these people are,  their unlawful acts are unlawful and offensive that shouldn’t be dealt with partiality.  A criminal should  be guilty of his deeds otherwise he can be motivated for another crime as well.  Bolly stars have been a subject of controversies yet their mistakes shouldn’t be ignored in light of their stardom and money-power. That’s how we can actually make our country a truly democratic one.