Many of the film stars of current generation got involved in drug abuse and ruined their acting career. While some of these Bollywood stars opted to speak about their drug addiction and successfully rejuvenated their career, others preferred to stay mum and disappeared from the film industry.
Let’s check out the dark tales of drug addiction of Bollywood stars:
1) Prateik Babbar
Raj Babbar’s son ‘Prateik Babbar’ started his acting career with role of Genelia D’Souza’s onscreen brother in 2008 film ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’. The 32-year-old actor shot to fame with 2012 romantic drama ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’ co-starring ‘Amy Jackson’. In an interview with Indiatoday.in, the star kid revealed that success went to his head and he became victim of drug abuse. However, he doesn’t want to take any opportunities for granted now. Prateik who got happily married to his ladylove this year is gearing up for release of ‘Darbar’ and ‘Chhichhore’.
2) Fardeen Khan
Feroz Khan’s son ‘Fardeen Khan’ got arrested for drug possession by Mumbai police in May 2001. However, the star kid was granted bail with immunity in the drug possession case in 2012. Fardeen’s acting career suffered due to involvement of his name in drug possession.
3) Sanjay Dutt
In 1982, ‘Sanjay Dutt’ got arrested due to drug addiction and was even sentenced to jail for 5 months. Instead of losing hope, Dutt got admitted to a rehab center in the US to get rid of drug addiction. Besides drug addiction, Dutt’s involvement in Mumbai’s 1993 Mumbai blasts drastically affected his acting career. However, the actor succeeded in making Bollywood comeback with ‘Bhoomi’ and also whitewashed his image with ‘Sanju’ biopic.
4) Vijay Raaz
Versatile actor and comedian ‘Vijay Raaz’ was caught red handed with drugs at Dubai airport in 2005. The actor went to Dubai for shooting ‘Deewane Huye Paagal’. After remaining jobless for a few years, Vijay started getting roles in films again.
5) Yo Yo Honey Singh
Star singer ‘Yo Yo Honey Singh’ became victim of drug abuse and stayed in rehab for months. However, popular singer succeeded in getting rid of drug addiction with sheer courage and determination. He successfully made comeback with ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ and ‘Makhna’ music video this year.
6) Mamta Kulkarni
‘Mamta Kulkarni’ and her drug mafia husband ‘Vicky Goswami’ were involved in a multi-crore drug racket. TOI report suggests that non-bailable warrant got issued against the celebrity couple in 2017. Though Mamta claimed that her husband is innocent, her link with drugs further diminished her chance of making comeback in Bollywood.
7) Manisha Koirala
‘Manisha Koirala’ became addicted to alcohol and drugs at the peak of her acting career. Her failed marriage to ‘Samrat Dahal’ made her victim of drug abuse. Senior actress got even diagnosed with ovarian cancer after her divorce. However, Manisha not only became cancer free but also got rid of drug addiction. She made successful comeback with Nargis Dutt’s role in ‘Sanju’ this year.
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