Some misplaced words, a deliberate attempt at sarcasm or genuine intent to create a controversy, Bollywood celebrities love to stay in news, even if it is for bad reasons. Let us take a look at some of the most talked about Bollywood controversies which have stayed in news for considerably long time.
Bollywood Controversies which stunned every body:
1. Shah Rukh Khan vs. Aamir Khan
Going by the popular belief, two great stars should be friends. But that is not true with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Amongst the biggest celebrities of Indian film industry, these two have been in a cold war for eternity. In recent past, Aamir wrote on his blog, “Shah Rukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every now and then. What more can I ask for? Now, before you jump to any conclusions, let me add that Shah Rukh is the name of our dog.” In retaliation came King Khan’s reply, “Aamir has lost two of his fans as both my children loved him as an actor.”
There were attempts to seek peace, when a humble Aamir apologized at an event. However, Aamir’s statement “I haven’t apologised to Shah Rukh. But yes, I have apologised to his children,” did not appease much to an offended Shah Rukh. Apparently, the two biggies of Bollywood have been keeping it low and do not display any annoyance in public.
2. Mallika Sherawat’s International ‘Oops’ Moment
Carrying an ‘in-your-face’ and ‘devil-may-care’ attitude, Mallika Sherawat probably does not put enough thought to her actions. Her recent attempt to gain attention fire-backed when an excited Mallika posted some of her photos from the Los Angeles premiere of Inglourious Basterds on Twitter. As obvious the sultry actress was dressed for the event in a revealing outfit. It proved to be one of her worst fashion outings, which was classified by many as a fashion crime.
Learning from the episode, Mallika was found donning a D&G formal suit in a following event.
3. Radhika Apte’s Cheap Publicity Stunt
The less known actors are usually desperate to grab attention, but Radhika Apte went a bit too far to achieve that. The actress made it to the headlines when some nude photos started circulating on the internet. Radhika denied being the girl in the photos. She tweeted, “You guys! If you’re going to get someone to pass off as naked me, she needs to look a lot more like me.” The catch is that this tweet was posted 4-5 days before the photos went viral! Reportedly, it was publicity stunt by Radhika to promote her flick ‘Badlapur’ and draw attention towards her leaked photos.
4. Kareena Kapoor Khan ‘love jihad’ Controversy
This started when Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) published a morphed picture of Kareena Kapoor Khan as cover photo of their magazine ‘Himalaya Dhwani’. The idea was to warn against ‘love jihad’, taking Kareena Kapoor’s example and showing half of her face covered with niqab and other half displaying sindoor and bindi.
A slightly terrified Kareena was reported to hire two bodyguards besides tightened security. While the VHP’s joint general secretary Surendra Jain quoted, “The magazine is for internal circulation of VHP in Himachal Pradesh. How girls are lured by ‘Jihadis’ has been highlighted through the article.” Her further added, “It also highlights the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators coming into Himachal Pradesh and causing law and order and communal violence issues.”
5. Mahima Chaudhry in ‘Black Money’ Trouble
The beautiful actress of Pardes fame is back in news but for all the wrong reasons. Reportedly, Mahima Chaudhry’s real name Ritu Choudhary features on the list of foreign accounts where black money was stashed. The news comes from the revelations of a special investigation team appointed by the Supreme Court for the recovery of black money. Apparently, Mahima has been rubbishing any such news. Meanwhile, Twitter has already been swarming with related jokes.
6. Sonam Kapoor and Her Sarcastic Tongue
May be it is the high of getting to endorse one of Loreal’s product that has been speaking for Sonam Kapoor lately. The actress gave rise to a controversy when she took a dig at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan saying, “We belong to two different generations.” The lady was in a mood to speak more and commented, “Ash has worked with my dad so I have to call her Aunty na?”
From a previous controversy, Sonam Kapoor showed a middle finger to the press after the Censor Board objected to her middle finger-act in her movie ‘Players’. The lady who considers herself too young and spontaneous commented, “I don’t believe in censorship, so whether they like it or not, I really don’t care about it. I just want people to come and see my film. Showing a middle finger is a part of today’s youth.”
7. Gauhar Khan Gets Slapped On Stage
Gauhar Khan was in a state of shock when a member from the audience came on stage and slapped her right in the face. It was during the shoot for a television show at FilmCity when Akil Malik, 24, took offence to her skimpy dress and jumped on stage to hit her across the face. He also threatened the actress.
Later, Mumbai Police quoted him saying, “Being a Muslim woman, she should not have worn such a short dress.” He added, “Actresses are the face of society and they should not wear skirts and short clothes as they make youngsters get attracted to them sexually…if actresses stop wearing short clothes, crime will decrease and lead to a better society.”
8. Pooja Misrra’s Stolen Show
This sizzling hottie surely loves controversies. According to a report, Pooja Misrra Productions has claimed that Farah Khan’s recent show, Farah Ki Daawat, was originally Pooja’s idea and Colors channel has stolen it from her. The model cum actress has sent a legal notice to the television channel, which also states that one of the show’s sponsors had contacted her to discuss on the concept.
9. Deepika Padukone Cleavage Controversy
Deepika Padukone’s controversy following a leading daily’s tweet on her cleavage show in a shot of Finding Fanny got lot of media and public attention. There were rounds of accusations and hit backs between the publication and Deepika. Deepika used social media platforms to slam the leading daily and the responsible writer. Many B-Town faces and TV channels came up in support of Deepika while she continued to take on yellow journalism.
10. Aditya Pancholi’s Bouncer Controversy
Sloshed into the night, Aditya Pancholi recently created a scene at a Juhu based hotel and got into a tiff with a bouncer. Reportedly, he was highly drunk. The issue aroused when Pancholi objected over English songs being played and demanded for Hindi songs. Pancholi then attacked the bouncer who was escorting him out of the pub. He hit him with his mobile phone and even four colleagues of the bouncer. Later, he was taken to the police station while the bouncer sustained five stitches. For now, Aditya Pancholi has been released on bail.