New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s verdict to hand out five years of jail term to Bollywood’s Munnabhai, Sanjay Dutt, in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case has sent shock waves all around, but going behind bars is not new for the B-Town actors.

Many film actors had to go behind bars after surfacing of criminal cases against them. Here is a brief account of these prominent faces who were jailed for several reasons.

Sanjay Dutt

‘Deadly Dutt’ as the actor is popularly called by the critics, needs no more description. Known for his macho style, this actor has given plenty of hits in his career so far. Sanjay Dutt started his film career from the movie Rocky and since then he flourished as one of the leading actor of the film industry. From ‘Munnabhai’ to ‘Kanchachina’, this versatile actor has many accomplishments to his credibility. But 1993 was not so lucky for him as he was arrested in TADA case for illegally possession weapons at home during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. He was awarded six years jail term which was later reduced to five years by the Supreme Court on Thursday. He has already spent 18 months in the jail during the trial and now he would have to undergo jail term for three-and-a-half years. 
Salman Khan

The dabang actor of the Bollywood, Salman Khan is another favourite child of controversy as he has always been in news for his personal and professional reasons. In 2006, Salman spent few days in jail in 1998 Blackbuck case where he hunted rare variety of deer during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai in Jodhpur. The another time he knocked the door of the jail was in 2002 hit-and-run case when his SUV had run into a bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one and injuring four persons who were sleeping on the pavement outside.

Saif Ali Khan

Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan belongs to a royal family but he too had hit the headlines and of course for bad reasons. He had to spend few hours in jail on charges of Attempt to Murder after he had a brawl with a commoner in Taj Hotel where Saif and few of his friends from the industry along with girlfriend and now wife Kareena were dining. Saif got angry and beaten the man badly after he requested the actor and his gang to maintain silence at the restaurant. 

John Abraham

This sexy macho actor of Bollywood who goes crazy when it comes to bikes, was also sentenced to 15-days imprisonment for rash driving leading to injuring two pedestrians. Alike others, this actor was fortunate enough as the court released him on probation under the Probation of Offenders Act which gave him relief from spending days in jail.
Shiney Ahuja

Known for his awesome performances in hit movies like Gangster and Woh Lamhe, Shiney Ahuja turned to be very unfortunate as he met with legal trouble at the time when he was on his golden time. He had to spend months in jail for allegedly raping his 20-year-old domestic help in 2009 but later in 2011 he was released on bail after the victim withdrew her case.

Fardeen Khan

Even though he failed to earn worth recognisation in the film industry, Fardeen Khan got the media attention in the year 2001 when police arrested him with cocaine. In 2010, he was charged with possessing 1 gram of cocaine by a special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act Court. However, he pleaded not guilty for the charge.

Madhur Bhandarkar

The national award winner filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was arrested in 2006 for allegedly raping a struggling actress Preeti Jain on pretext of casting her as leading actress in his film. But he was relieved by the Supreme Court in 2012 as nothing substantial was proved against him.

Monica Bedi

The Punjabi beauty Monica Bedi, who rather earned fame as the girl friend of underworld Don Abu Salem, was sentenced five years jail term in passport forgery case.

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