Salman Khan's 2002 hit and run case has become a life lesson for all, people who till now took alcoholism lightly are double checking their lifestyle.
The actor's addiction to alcohol led to him killing a man who was sleeping on the footpath. Had he not been drunk to that extent or had to not got involved in drink and drive, Salman would have been a free man today.
I am not saying he is guilty of the charge, I am just stating the case details. So when the actor got sentenced to 5 years of jail, people all over the country learned a lesson from him as to not drink and drive.
Since he is a big star and role model to many, his life status has taught a tough lesson to those who presently indulge in alcoholism and think that is enjoying life.
There are many Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan who ended up paying a hefty price for their addiction to alcohol. While some committed crimes like Khan, others ended up killing themselves.
All in all, alcoholism doesn't do any good and who better to learn from than our Bollywood celebs who ruined their life with this addiction.
Check out the 9 celebs who paid the price of alcoholism...
Salman Khan paid the highest price of alcoholism, the actor ended up killing a person in the 2002 hit and run case which led to him being sentenced for 5 years.
The actor started to drink when he was just 21 years old, he himself confessed being addicted to it. Hopefully the actor has got it under control now.
Manisha was addicted to both smoking and alcohol. The actress got it under control when she was being treated for cancer.
Mahesh Bhatt too confessed that he was addicted to alcohol and even made a larger than life movie about his own addiction.
Silk Smitha got addicted to alcohol when things started to go wrong in her life, both professional failure and personal break ups. She ended up getting severely depressed and committed suicide.
Guru Dutt gave Waheeda Rahman her first big break in Bollywood, when their love story did not work out, he turned to alcohol and later committed suicide by consuming sleeping pills.
Dharmendra may have quit drinking now, but for 15 years he was addicted to the booze which he confessed "ruined his life and career".
Yet another actor who lost her life owing to her addiction to alcohol. She died of liver cirrhosis at the age of 39.
Rakhi, unlike Meena turned to alcohol after her marriage failures with ex-husband. Her personal tragedy turned her to alcoholism, which in turn ended her life.