With the 12 months about to attract to a detailed, it’s time to look again at what all made headlines in 2020. The controversies, confrontation on Twitter, authorized troubles, acts of charity and a few uncommon incidents, ‘anticipate the surprising’ was what this 12 months turned out to be. Right here’s a glance:
SSR’s mysterious demise
This 12 months, we misplaced many celebrities however the one which shocked the whole nation was the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor was discovered lifeless at his Mumbai residence on June 14. After preliminary studies of SSR committing suicide, varied conspiracy theories emerged virtually each day. Whereas some stated he was murdered, others said he was pressured into killing himself. Followers began #JusticeForSSR marketing campaign and even went on starvation strike. From the Mumbai Police to Bihar Police to political events to lastly CBI, investigation continued and followers are nonetheless ready for the ultimate verdict.
Medication in Bollywood
A drug angle was probed whereas companies had been investigating SSR’s demise case, resulting in a variety of folks, together with Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Arjun Rampal, Gabriella Demetriades, producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s spouse Shabana Saeed and others, being questioned by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB). Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty was arrested and launched on bail after one month of custody. Rhea’s brother, Showik additionally spent three months in jail. TV actor Preetika Chauhan, former worker of Dharmatic Leisure – Kshitij Ravi Prasad, comic Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa had been additionally arrested by the NCB in medication case.
The OTT circus
Over-the-top (OTT) platforms noticed a significant growth in 2020 and on the similar time, it confronted criticism for a few of its key tasks. MLA Nandkishor Gurjar filed a grievance towards Anushka Sharma for producing Paatal Lok whereas the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa slammed the portrayal of Sikhs within the collection. An FIR was filed towards Ekta Kapoor for objectionable content material, dishonouring the Military, within the internet collection XXX Season 2. Authorized notices had been despatched to Prakash Jha and Bobby Deol for the controversial depiction of Hindu saints in Aashram. Netflix noticed an uproar over a kissing scene in temple premises in A Appropriate Boy. And Madhur Bhandarkar accused Karan Johar of stealing his title Bollywood Wives. In the meantime, a notification was issued in November stating that every one OTT platforms can be introduced beneath authorities regulation.
Caught in controversy
Cinema halls shut, shoots on maintain and celebs down with Covid-19, Bollywood noticed its worse part this 12 months. Whereas all main movie releases had been pushed to 2021, those which had been launched bought caught in controversy. Title of Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmmi Bomb was modified to Laxmii after Karni Sena’s objection over the title being ‘derogatory’ and ‘offensive’ to Goddess Laxmi. Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena was referred to as out by the Indian Air Drive for the portrayal of male officers being sexist in the direction of feminine co-pilots. Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 suffered the brunt of anti-Bollywood and anti-nepotism wave. And not too long ago, Anil Kapoor needed to subject an apology to the IAF for ‘inaccurately’ sporting the Air Drive uniform in film AK vs AK.
Conflict of titans
Kangana Ranaut remained within the highlight all through 2020. She accused Karan Johar of nepotism and Mahesh Bhatt of working film mafia, which she stated resulted in SSR’s demise. She referred to as Rhea Chakraborty a gold digger, Urmila Matondkar a ‘delicate porn star’, Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker ‘B-grade actresses’, in contrast Mumbai to ‘Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’ and the most recent actor with whom she locked horns over the farmer’s protest was Diljit Dosanjh. In the meantime, Payal Ghosh unconditionally apologised to Richa Chadha after the latter filed a defamation go well with towards her. Payal had falsely dragged Richa in a case involving Anurag Kashyap. On the opposite aspect, veteran actor Mukesh Khanna attacked Kapil Sharma’s present, calling it ‘vulgar’.
Sonu Sood proved to be a messiah for the needy through the Covid-19 disaster. The actor helped migrant employees attain their houses by arranging buses and prepare tickets and even air lifted many. He gifted a tractor to a poor farmer’s household, paid hospital payments, granted scholarships, offered job alternatives, constructed homes for poor, gifted e-rickshaws to ones who misplaced their jobs and even mortgaged his properties to lift funds for the needy. The person with the golden coronary heart has been appointed because the State Icon of Punjab by the Election Fee.