The Bollywood industry is full of controversies and it does not take much time for them to turn into a national affair!
Our country loves films and even more love the film stars. Everything related to the film stars, whether it has got anything to do with a film or not, becomes news. People just love to know about the personal lives of the Bollywood celebs and express their personal opinions on the same.
Just seven months of this year have passed and we already have an ample amount of controversies from the B-town this year. What was interesting to watch was that they did not remain a B-town controversy, but turned into a national debate.
From body shaming of actresses to the nepotism debate, here are the 10 controversies of this year:
1. The Nepotism Debate: It all started on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan where the actress Kangana Ranaut called the filmmaker a ‘flagbearer of nepotism’. It was just enough to spark the debate, which has now become a national topic of discussion. Other celebs like Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan also joined the debate later.
2. Supporting fairness products: The actor Abhay Deol sparked a controversy when he sarcastically criticized the endorsements of fairness cream brands on his Facebook page. The endorsements which he included in his posts were of famous Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra.
3. The ‘Puppy’ comment: It was Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput’s first public appearance without her hubby. And it was there, that she made a controversial statement. On talking about being a homemaker and not a working woman, she said, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour with Misha and then rush off to work. Why did I have her? Misha is not a puppy. I want to be there for her.”
4. The Azaan controversy: It was when the singer Sonu Nigam made a tweet on being disturbed by the morning azaan, that the people of that particular community got hurt. The debate went on for weeks and the singer had even got his head shaved after a maulvi had kept prize money for shaving off his head!
5. Vandalising Padmavati sets: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati has been facing issues since the very beginning. A big ruckus was created when members of the Karni Sena had vandalised the sets of the film, which resulted in a great loss both of money and resources. SLB was even slapped by one of the members, which created a huge controversy. Many people from B-town had stood up in the support of the director.
6. Deepika Padukone’s Body shaming: The Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone had shot for the magazine Maxim and had shared a few of her snaps on Instagram. We have no idea why people started trolling her for the same. She even talked about her body and sl*t shamed her!
7. The Beef controversy: Rishi Kapoor is famous for his outspoken nature on the social media. He touched a sensitive issue when he tweeted, “I am angry. Why do you equate food with religion?? I am a beef eating Hindu. Does that mean I am less God fearing then a non-eater? Think!!” He had to face the rage of people after this tweet.
8. Actors becoming singers: When the pop sensation Justin Bieber had visited India, the actress Sonakshi Sinha was supposed to perform at his concert. On the same, Armaan Malik had tweeted saying that an actor representing India at such international level singing platforms is not appropriate. This led to a series of tweets and replies between both of them.
9. Dangal girl’s bikini picture: The Dangal girl Fatima Sana Shaikh was criticised badly when she posted a picture of herself in a bikini on a beach. The people of her community were enraged saying that she should not have done such a thing at least in the pious month of Ramadan.
10. The Filmfare award controversy: Sonam Kapoor’s brother and the newcomer Harshvardhan Kapoor made his debut with the film ‘Mirzya’. But he could not win the Filmfare award for the best debut. It was actually won by Diljit Dosanjh. Young Kapoor had openly expressed his displeasure over the same. But after being criticised, he realized his mistake and apologised for it.
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