10 Actors Who Gifted Their Careers To The Addiction Of Alcohol And Drugs

Addictions can make us or break us. But as far  as the addiction of alcohol and drugs is considered the only inference is destruction . There are many examples from our normal life that we encounter but what happens when the Bollywood superstars get trapped in the web of drugs and alcohol.Let us have a look on the 10 stars from Indian film industry who lost their career due to their addictions of alcohol and drugs.

1.  Manisha koerala:

The hit machine of 90’s, Manisha Koerala became an alcoholic during the time when she was growing rapidly in Bollywood cinema. There were some reports that the reason behind it was the broken marriage with Samrat Dahal . She also went on medication as she suffered ovarian cancer after her marriage.



2. Sanjay Dutt:

The Munna Bhai of Bollywood, Sanjay Dutt, was entrapped in addiction of drugs for 9 long years . He started taking the dose after his breakup with Tina Munim. This in return proved to be a downfall in his career.



3. Dharmendra:

Dharmendra was a big alcoholic since he was fifteen. During the promotion of his film ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ in 2012 he confessed that alcohol was the reason which harshly affected his life and Bollywood career at many occasions.



4.  Meena Kumari:

The mist popular actress of 1960’s, Meena Kumari is well known for playing the role of depressed wife in the film ‘Sahib ,Bibi aur Ghulam’. Coincidently her real life story was no different from the reel life. She started drinking after her divorce.

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5.  Rajesh Khanna:

The actor is well known for his unique style of acting and looks. He gained popularity as soon as he entered the industry but his habit of drinking with colleagues continued even after getting stardom. The addiction lead to the failure of lever.



6.  Fardeen Khan:

A very talented actor of Bollywood, Fardeen khan couldn’t put a limit to his drinking habits and soon turned into an alcoholic. The scene turned worst when he was charged for attempting to buy cocaine in the year 2011 .Later the charges were dropped by the court.


 7.  Divya Bharti:

The charming Divya Bharti, who was the co- actor of Shah rukh Khan in the movie ‘Deewana’ started drinking when she was nineteen. The talented girl’s career continued to decay distort and thereafter, The addiction took her life when she died after falling from the window of the  sixth floor of her house. Reports say that she was heavily drunk on her death day.



8.  Vijay Raaz:

The actor and comedian, best known for his comic timings in the movies like ‘Dhamaal’ ,’Run’, ‘Delhi Belly’ was arrested by UAE police in a drug intake case.

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9.  O.p Nayyar:

The composer O.P. Nayyar gave Bollywood a list of hit songs . He was probably at the height of his alcoholic addiction during his last few days. He demanded alcohol and money for every interviews he gave. The composer later passed away on Jan 28,2007.



10. K.L. Sehgal:

He is well known for his brilliant performance in the movie ‘Devdas’,where he played the role of a drunkard. He was no different in real life. His lever damaged due to his excessive drinking habits .It was rumored that he had to consume alcohol customarily before singing a song .

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