Bollywood actors have been embroiled in controversies since the days of old. However, when it comes to extremities, there have been quite a few, like sexual crimes, murder etc. Here we take a look at those celebrities who have been accused of sexual crimes.
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Singer Ankit Tiwary, who sang ‘Sun Raha Hai Na Tu’ in ‘Aashiqui 2’, shot to fame in a short span of time. However, he was arrested in May 2014 by the Versova police on charges of rape. His brother Ankur Tiwary was arrested for threatening the victim. A report suggested that the victim of the rape was Ankit’s girlfriend and that Ankit had promised to marry her and then decided otherwise.
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Close buddy of Salman Khan, Inder Kumar featured in movies like ‘Wanted’ and ‘Agneepath’. A 23-year-old woman complained to the Versova police station, that the actor raped her. He was immediately detained by the police.
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Aditya Pancholi was dating Pooja Bedi when he was accused of having consensual sex with his 15-year-old maid. The accusation was termed as statutory rape since the victim was a minor. Later on, Pooja Bedi dumped him when she found out that the accusations were proven right.
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Aspiring actress Preeti Jain claimed that director Madhur Bhandarkar raped her for three years, with a false promise of a role in one of his film. The director backed out from giving her a role and this instigated Preeti to lodge the complaint. Madhur denied claims and prompted that the actress was using hand twisting tactics to get a role in his film.
This actor has always played sinister roles in his films. However, when he was portrayed as a ‘bad’ guy in real life as well, it came as a surprise to quite a lot of people. A sting operation conducted by a private news channel showed the actor demanding sex from a struggling actress in return for a role in a movie.
With stunning looks and appreciable acting skills, Shiney Ahuja had the ingredients to be a successful Bollywood star. But a controversy in 2009 had him detained by Mumbai police in connection with a rape case. His domestic maid charged him with an accusation of rape when the two were alone in the actor’s flat.
Mamta Patel, who played a small role in ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, had accused Irrfan Khan of sexual exploitation during the outdoor shooting of the movie.
Jackie Shroff was accused of molesting actress Tabu, when she was on an outstation shoot along with her sister, actress Farha Naaz. Nothing was proved, but this turned out to be a major inkblot on Jackie Shroff’s career.