Cases against filmstars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Govinda, disputes over properties of Bollywood personalities late Rajesh Khanna, Lata Mangeshkar and Adnan Sami, copyrights issue and Adarsh scam hogged the limelight during 2013.
In an 11-year-old hit-and-run case involving Salman, a magistrate, early this year, charged the actor with added offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts 10 years jail term. The sessions court framed charges against Salman on July 24 and held on December 5 that the trial will be held afresh while discarding old evidence.
On May 16, actor Sanjay Dutt surrendered before a TADA court to serve a 42-month jail sentence after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction in the 1993 bomb blast case. He was sent to Yerwada Jail in Pune.
Dutt has to undergo five years imprisonment in jail for which he has already served 18 months 20 years ago. Since then he was released temporarily twice, on furlough and parole respectively, inviting criticism that he was favoured.
Superstar Shah Rukh and wife Gauri grabbed the headlines after an activist filed a complaint against them alleging they had done sex determination test of their third child born through surrogacy. However, the Mumbai civic body, in a probe, gave them a clean chit.
Actor Govinda got a reprieve when the Bombay High Court quashed a complaint filed in 2009 by Santosh Rai accusing the actor of slapping and intimidating him in 2009. The court observed there was no material to take action against Govinda.
The high court stayed proceedings against Dimple Kapadia, in a magistrate's court on a complaint filed by Anita Advani who claimed to be live-in partner of Rajesh Khanna and sought share in his property as well as monthly maintenance.
In a relief to Lata, the high court, on December 7, dismissed a PIL challenging a 1982 decision of Maharashtra government allowing change of user on a plot of land in Kolhapur, belonging to the singer.
In another petition filed in the high court on November 27, Lata challenged a state government notice issued to her on January 4 by a competent authority under Land Ceiling Act saying she had to obtain permission before selling any immovable property on her land in Kolhapur.
Even as this matter is yet to be decided, the singer filed another petition challenging a state order to declare Jay Prabha Studio standing