A drug is any substance which can be inhaled, injected, smoked or consumed by a person. Consuming any form of drugs is very harmful to human body, but yet people fall prey to such habits either due to socializing, peer pressure, depression or any other reason. Well drug addiction is not a new thing in the life of stars and celebrities. The matter is only of publically admitting it . Hollywood has always been quite open in this aspect and now we see our Bollywood celebrities going in the same lane. Many of the stars and celebs have admitted that they consume drugs as their addictive habit. Here we are presenting the List of few Celebrities who fell prey to drug addiction and lost the stardom.
Sanjay Dutt, the most controversial figure of Bollywood, is another famous name in the list of Drug Addicts. He was in the jail for 5 months in 1982 for drug abuse. During his age, way back in 1982 Sanjay Dutt was arrested in a drug case wherein he was sentenced to 5-month jail. Sanjay Dutt, son of former Hindi Cinema star and politician Sunil Dutt, drug addiction apparently took him to a rehabilitation center in US. He was later on also involved in illegal possession of weapons during 1993 serial blast in Mumbai. He was finally out of jail on 25th February 2016. He stated that he is not a terrorist and wants to leave behind the bitter memories of being convicted in connection with the 1993 serial blasts case.
The 21st generation most loved Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, hugely popular for his charming romantic and comedy role opened up in a Magazine interview that he smoked pot (ganja) during the acting school days. He also confessed that he was high during the shot off ‘Rockstar’, where he deliberately smoked pot just for the sake to get perfection in his role and make it look more natural.
Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan son of veteran actor Feroz Khan was arrested by Mumbai police for the drug possession case (cocaine) on 5th May 2001.Fardeen was arrested in Juhu area of Mumbai for alleged possession of cocaine. After that Fardeen underwent a detoxification course in the same year. In 2012, the actor Fardeen Khan was granted bail with immunity in the drug case. The actor was last seen on screen ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ in 2010.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Perhaps, the best inspirational story could be that of rap sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh – the rapper-cum-star singer, with numerous hits to his name. His journey and struggle from drug abuse stand a testimony to human courage and determination. Yo Yo Honey Singh was in rehabilitation center a few months back. He was missing in action and was out of the media eye too.
Vijay Raaz, a great comedian, who won millions of hearts for his ‘Kauwa Biryani’ role in the ‘Run’, was actually a drug addict and he was detained in Dubai airport in 2005 on charges of drugs possession.
A shocking name of Bollywood Drug Addicts, Baadshah Khan’s wife Gauri Khan, was once allegedly held at the Berlin airport for possession of Marijuana.
Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni and her husband Vicky Goswami were recently named as a prime accused in a multi-crore drug racket. According to reports, the duo is detained in a joint operation carried out by the Drug Enforcement Agency of the US and the local Mombasa police.
Not exactly a Bollywood star, but hit the popularity chart for his essay in Bigg Boss Season 2, Rahul Mahajan, son of former union cabinet minister Pramod Mahajan, hit headlines for his excessive drug abuse. Once, he underwent emergency medical help for cocaine overdose. He was admitted to the hospital after which the police arrested him from there. Rahul is allegedly highly addict of cocaine.
Another shocking name to this abusive list is of Sussanne Khan, former wife of Hrithik Roshan. Sussanne not only comes from a reputable family but is also a professional business interior designer. Accordingly to reports, Sussanne’s drug addictions habits was said to be one of the main culprit of her divorce with Hrithik. The major reason behind her divorce with Hrithik Roshan was her cocaine addiction.
Former Model Geetanjali Nagpal who walked the ramp with Sushmita Sen went to the extreme stage of drug addiction. Geetanjali Nagpal was found living on the streets spending her nights at parks and temples in Delhi, and the next day she was being hounded by TV cameramen, reporters, and media persons.
Famous fashion guru Prasad Bidappa was found to be in possession of 1.5 gms of Marijuana at the Dubai airport where he was detained and was held for 33 days.
A night club in Pune alleged that they caught the actor doing drugs in the club. Aftab has since refuted the claim but the night club management said that the actor threatened the club of “pulling political strings” to shut it down.
This yesteryear’s actress had a rocky personal life. Post her break up with director Mahesh Bhatt, Parveen Babi was reportedly addicted to LSD.