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Bollywood celebs and their trysts with prison
(News Agencies)-From hit-and-run to drugs case -- Bollywood has often been in the spotlight for wrong reasons.
The arrest of Shah Rukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan, is the latest in several high-profile cases from the glamour industry.
On Wednesday, a Mumbai special court again rejected Aryan Khan's bail in the cruise ship drugs bust case. Aryan, who has already spent 18 days in jail, will continue to be in Arthur Road prison.
However, Aryan is not the only name from Bollywood to spend time in jail. From Sanjay Dutt to Rhea Chakraborty, here is a look at famous Bollywood celebs who have been to jail.
BOLLYWOOD CELEBS WHO HAVE BEEN TO JAIL
Salman Khan: Salman Khan was sentenced to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks in 1998 during the shooting of his film 'Hum Sath Sath Hain'. From October 1998 till August 2007, the actor spent 18 days in jail in connection with the blackbuck killing case. Khan was also sentenced to two years in jail in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Sanjay Dutt: Found guilty in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to six years in jail but his sentence was reduced to five years by the Supreme Court in 2013. Sanjay Dutt was released in February 2016, eight months early, on account of his good conduct.
Rhea Chakraborty: The actress and rumoured girlfriend of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 8, 2020, for allegedly procuring drugs. She was behind bars for nearly a month and was released from Byculla jail on October 7 after the Bombay High Court granted her bail.
Fardeen Khan: Fardeen Khan was held by the Mumbai Police in 2001 for possession of drugs. He was released in 3 days and was granted immunity from prosecution by a Mumbai sessions court in 2012.
Shiney Ahuja: Actor Shiney Ahuja was sentenced to seven years in jail by a special fast-track court for raping his domestic help. Following the 2009 sentence, the actor was granted bail by the Bombay High Court in 2011.
Sooraj Pancholi: Sooraj Pancholi was briefly jailed under IPC section 306, on charges of abetting the suicide of actor Jiah Khan. He was later granted bail on July 1, 2013 and still awaits a final verdict. "I was put in the anda cell at the Arthur Road jail which is the most secluded cell," he had said recalling his time in jail.
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