Every Bollywood star wishes for money, fame, and beauty but everything has its side-effects. Sometimes what an actor does off-screen has a huge impact on their careers and it takes just one mistake to change the whole life of a person.
There are some Bollywood stars who made it to the top in a very short span of time but the committed one mistake which proved fatal and destroyed everything. So here are 5 Bollywood stars whose off-screen drama affected their careers –
Shiney Ahuja – The ‘Gangster’ actor who rose as a promising superstar of the Bollywood got down when he was accused of rape by his maid in 2009. In March 2011, Shiney was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment after which he was acquited. Although he made a comeback in 2015 with ‘Welcome Back’, his career certainly took a toll for the worst.
Sanjay Dutt – Son of Hindi film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, Sanjay Dutt made in debut in 1981 with ‘Rocky’ and since then has worked in over 100 films. But the actor’s personal and professional life came to a standstill when he was arrested in 1993 due to illegal arms possession but was granted bail in 1995. Since then he has been in and out of jail a couple of times and after serving his sentence, he was released in 2016. Though he made a comeback in 2017, his jail time affected his career.
Shakti Kapoor – Shakti Kapoor is applauded for his roles as a villain in Bollywood movies but he has been a great comedian too. In 2005, a news channel released a video of Shakti Kapoor asking for a sexual favor from an undercover reporter, in return for entry into the film industry. This sting operation evoked sharp reactions from Bollywood and since then the film industry has distanced itself from him.
Mandakini – Mandakini is best remembered for her role in the 1985 movie ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ for which she got nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress. In 1994, photographs began circulating of Mandakini with Dawood Ibrahim and she was accused of having an affair with him. After this incident, she quit the industry, got married to a doctor and has lived in Mumbai since.
Monica Bedi – Monica Bedi is an Indian actress who debuted in the mid-1990s and was believed to be having an affair with gangster Abu Salem who reportedly threatened directors and producers, forcing them to cast Monica in their films. The actress worked in movies like ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ and ‘Jodi No. 1’ but in 2002, Bedi and Abu Salem were arrested and served jail sentence in Portugal for entering the country on forged documents. Her imprisonment for 5 years proved to be a fatal loss to her acting career.