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No sympathy for short-fuse stars

An assault case against Saif Ali Khan for allegedly punching NRI businessman Iqbal Sharma has yet again brought the focus on celebs being caught on the wrong side of the law. We posed a few prominent questions on the controversy in a survey.

entertainment Updated: Feb 24, 2012 00:32 IST

An assault case against Saif Ali Khan for allegedly punching NRI businessman Iqbal Meer Sharma has yet again brought the focus on celebs being caught on the wrong side of the law.



In the past Bollywood personalities like Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Shiney Ahuja, John Abraham and many others have had their brush with law.



But we wonder if stars do get advantage of their celebrity status or in the eyes of law they are just like any other citizen.



We posed a few prominent questions on the Saif Ali Khan controversy in a survey and got some interesting results. Here's a look:



Do film stars feel they are above the law?

"Yes, they do," shout an overwhelming majority of survey participants. As many as 68% people voted that celebs feel they can escape the clutches of law conveniently. While 24% people feel it's not the case, 8% chose not to comment.



Survey



Should film stars act as role models of the society and consistently display good behaviour?

Our surfers who participated in the survey demand celebs to stand up as role models and win the confidence of people by behaving properly. 74% people say, yes, film stars should set an example in good conduct. As many as 19% felt that celebs should be spared of some pressure as far as consistenly displaying good behaviour is concerned, 7% preferred not to comment.



PHOTOS: Celebs' brush with law



Are celeb misconducts taken lightly by the authorities?

Considering the fact that so many celeb cases are pending today, it was no surprise when 61% participants doubted authorities for not taking celeb misdemeanors seriously. While 26% still feel authorities try to do justice, 13% chose to be mum.



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Number of respondents: 5,000