Infamous Bollywood sex scandals

The recent arrest of national award winning actress Shewta Basu Prasad for involvement in prostitution racket has taken Bollywood and the other parts of the Indian film industry by storm. Social media has been flooded with posts and comments and discussions regarding the issue. Only a few days later after Shewta’s arrest, Telugu actress Divya Sri was also arrested during a police raid in Guntur. Bollywood is a land of dreams for millions of Indians but sometimes the dream becomes nightmare when stories of such sex scandals come into light. Over the years Bollywood has seen its share of sex scandals that have shocked the Bollywood fraternity and also the general public.

·Veteran Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor was center of controversy when a leading media house caught him red handed in a sting operation.  He was seen offering a young actress good roles in exchange of sexual favors. He was caught saying, "I want to make love to you ... and if you want to come in this line [of business] you have to do what I am telling [you] to do."

·Actor Shiny Ahuja was part of one the most infamous scandals in Bollywood history when he was arrested for raping his maid during the absence of his wife.  Although initially he denied the allegations but later broke down and confessed his actions.

·Noted filmmaker producer Madhur Bhandarkar had the misfortune of getting dragged in a sex scandal when in 2004, Preeti Jain, an actress brought allegations that he promised to marry her and slept with her with promises of giving her good roles in films. However later the charges against Bhandarkar were proved false and it was Preeti who was arrested because she hired gangsters to kill the filmmaker.

·Riya Sen and Ashmit Patel both part of some forgettable films found their fame in rather questionable way. A video clip featuring the former couple’s intimate moments were leaked on the internet back in 2007. Ashmit Patel later said that the clip was genuine.  

·Actor Aman Verma mostly known for his roles on television was pinned for a ‘casting couch’ allegation when a sting operation showed him offering a journalist a career in Bollywood in exchange of sexual favors.

·Diva Bipasha Basu landed in an awkward position when her phone conversation with politician Amar Singh was leaked and its nature was revealed to be sexual.