4. Preeti Jain (2004)
In the stormy monsoon of 2004, starlet Preeti Jain made it to page one of national dailies, accusing Madhur Bhandarkar, the director of Page 3, of rape and criminal intimidation. It also became the first ‘casting couch’ scandal to go national. Then in 2005, after appearing in a short film with Zeenat Aman, Preeti Jain was arrested for allegedly commissioning a ‘supari’ (Bombay slang for assassination) on the director via a Bombay gangster. Preeti claimed she was being victimized by the high and mighty and found company in bar dancer Tarannum, with whom she shared a jail cell for some time.