Monica Bedi: The Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of Bollywood actress Monica Bedi in a passport forgery case, but reduced the sentence to the imprisonment already undergone.Bedi was caught in Portugal for travelling on a false passport to the name of Sana Malik Kamal. She was sentenced to five years of imprisonment by the trial court in Hyderabad which was reduced to three years by Andhra Pradesh High Court. We take a look at other actors who have had a brush with law...
The Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of Bollywood actress Monica Bedi in a passport forgery case, but reduced the sentence to the time already spent in prison. Bedi was caught in Portugal for travelling on a false passport by the name of Sana Malik Kamal. She was sentenced to five years in jail by the trial court in Hyderabad which was reduced to three years by Andhra Pradesh High Court. We take a look at other actors who have had a brush with law
Shilpa Shetty was also caught up in controversy for ‘posing in an obscene manner' in a Tamil newspaper. In her defense, the actress had said, “what is obscene about it? If navel-showing is obscenity, then our traditional Indian outfit - the traditional sari - should be banned in the first place."
Shiney Ahuja's maid had lodged an FIR against him for raping her at the actor's residence.
Saif Ali Khan was charged with hunting a blackbuck along with Salman Khan. His image was bumped up to bad boy status with some assault charges, the foremost being the manhandling of a journalist.
While it is not a criminal charge, there was a warrant against Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna on charges of obscenity for their unbuttoning act at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2009.
A case of rash and negligent driving was filed against John Abraham in 2006, and the actor was also sentenced to 15 days imprisonment and later released on bail.
Saif's li'l sis Soha Ali Khan is in trouble for illegally owning a gun. The gun licensed in the name of Soha Ali Khan was found amongst the firearms seized from Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's Delhi residence in 2005.
Fardeen Khan was nabbed by the Narcotics Control Bureau when he went to meet Naseer, allegedly a drug peddler, who was waiting to supply him with cocaine.
Fardeen's brother-in-law DJ Aqeel, also sailed on the wrong side of the law with an arrest for possession of banned drugs.
Tabu was also among the people charged with the killing of the blackbuck, or rather with aiding the Khans in the crime.
In 2005, Southern actress Khushboo came under fire for her comments about the need for protected sex in an interview about AIDS awareness. She had also added that no educated man should expect his wife or girlfriend to be a virgin. Her outspokenness prompted two political parties to take offence.
He makes films with a social twist, but Madhur Bhandarkar was accused of rape by actress Preeti Jain in 2005.
In 2005, a sting operation caught actor Shakti Kapoor with a wannabe actress making the casting-couch rumour, reality
TV star Aman Verma was also caught on camera propositioning a girl, asking for sexual favours in exchange for career-related help.
Actor Sanjay Dutt's criminal record is infamous, as he was accused of having connections with the underworld and for possessing illegal weapons.
Salman Khan too has a number of charges against him, from a drunken driving hit-and-run case to the killing of endangered blackbucks to physically abusing his former girlfriend Aishwarya Rai
Vijay Raaz, who you'd recognize from Monsoon Wedding, was also arrested in Dubai for possessing drugs, namely charas. Raaz was shooting there for Vikram Bhatt's film Deewane Hue Pagal.