In 1982 Sanjay Dutt, son of veteran actor and Congress leader Sunil Dutt, was arrested in a drug case wherein he was sentenced to 5-months of imprisonment. Before the 1993 bomb blast case, Sanjay Dutt had spent few months in jail for possession of illegal substances. In an interview with mid-day, Dutt said, that had been consuming drugs for ten years or so… '79-'80 onwards. Ever since he quit, he has been an active anti-drugs campaigner, speaking strongly against the addiction.
Item girl Mumait Khan's stint in Bigg Boss Telegu was cut short in 2017 after she received summons from the excise department as part of probe into Tollywood's links with drug peddlers. Muumait Khan was issued notices under Section 67 of NDPS Act
Former Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni was named as an accused in connection with the Rs 2,000-crore narcotics racket unearthed in Thane in April 2016. Mamta's Kenya-based husband Vicky Goswami was named as an accused in this case. Goswami is believed to be a notorious drug lord wanted by the US authorities for running an international drug racket
Bollywood actor and son of veteran actor Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan, was arrested by the Mumbai police for the possession of cocaine on May5, 2001. He was charged with "illegal possession, although the quantity was for personal consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance or actual consumption of such a drug". In 2012, the actor Fardeen Khan was granted bail with immunity in the drug case
Apurva Agnihotri and wife Shilpa Saklani were detained at a rave party, busted by the Mumbai police in 2012. The couple insist they weren't aware it was a rave party
Shilpa Saklani was among 86 people who tested positive for drugs in her system at a high-profile rave party in a plush hotel in suburban Juhu in May 2012
Son of former Union cabinet minister Pramod Mahajan, Rahul Mahajan, who participated in 'Bigg Boss Season 2', hit the headlines for his excessive drug abuse, especially cocaine. He was also accused of consuming and distributing drugs at his father's residence in a late-night party in June 2006
Celebrity DJ Aqeel was allgedly caught in 2007 with ecstasy tablets in his bag at the international airport in Dubai. However, his lawyer said, "Aqeel was honourably discharged by the prosecutor (the Indian equivalent of Magistrate) as there was no sustainable evidence against him"
Actor Vijay Raaz was held in Dubai for possessing drugs (charas) in February 2005. Raaz was quoted as saying that he was innocent and was made to sign papers given by Arabic speaking officials.
The Bangalore fashion designer, Prasad Bidappa was also caught a couple of years ago in Dubai, on drug-related charges
Mumbai police busted a drug racket in Bandra when they arrested a man, whose clientele is believed to include noted Bollywood celebrities. A lot has been spoken and written about Bollywood celebs and their alleged tryst with drug scandals. Here are some stars who were embroiled in the drugs controversy
DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.