Controversy and Bollywood go hand-in-hand and 2016 efficiently produced some gems that saved gossip mills churning additional time and information TRPs hitting the rooftop. We check out these Bollywood controversies that created most noise.
The large Katrina Kaif-Ranbir Kapoor break up
They tried sealing their love with a kiss simply days earlier than the New Yr however that was not sufficient. The start of the yr 2016 created such violent tremors of their relationship that each Ranbir and Katrina determined to name it quits and ditch their costly love nest to search out solace of their previous properties. Katrina weathered the storm with a stoic silence whereas Ranbir withdrew right into a shell earlier than opening up about Katrina in a few interviews. Katrina, in the meantime, received again to her health club and labored out with vengeance to carve out an extremely scorching physique. Apparently hitting the health club was her approach of coping with a break-up. One wonders how these two former lovers will come collectively to advertise Jagga Jasoos. Who is aware of they could nicely patch-up earlier than the film’s launch for stranger issues have occurred in Bollywood.
Aamir Khan ends intolerance speak
Aamir Khan very nicely is aware of how one can swing the tide in his favour when the going will get robust. After being slammed for his statements on intolerance, Aamir selected the Republic Day week to settle the mud as soon as and for all. Organising an occasion to have fun 10 years of Rang De Basanti, Aamir used the platform successfully to place ahead what precisely he meant by his statements made at the Indian Express conclave and reiterated his love in the direction of his motherland India.
This one shook the towering legend of Hindi cinema. When Indian Categorical as a part of its ongoing investigation into The Panama Papers broke the story about Bachchan being a director of 4 offshore delivery firms between 1993 to 1997, followers all throughout had been shocked. The celebrity by way of a press release denied all of the allegations levelled towards him. Aishwarya Rai’s title additionally cropped up and the actress too denied all such allegations. The picture of Bachchan took a beating for some time however the star bounced again with a power-packed efficiency in Pink and all was forgotten.
The Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan saga
If there has ever been a case of washing soiled Bollywood linen in public in current occasions, it’s the Kangana-Hrithik saga. It began with Kangana referring to Hrithik as her foolish ex. Hrithik took deep offence and to be able to wipe his slate clear, despatched Kangana a authorized discover demanding an unconditional apology. However Kangana proved to be manufactured from sterner stuff. She gave Hrithik a feisty reply and that began a sequence of scandals the place nearly on a regular basis, sources belonging to both camps used to leak out data to the press in regards to the alleged affair. In the meantime, Kangana went from power to power and likewise went forward to win one more Nationwide Award whereas Hrithik went down within the dumps after delivering a dud within the type of Mohenjo Daro. The spotlight of the scandal was Kangana’s boldness — be it speaking overtly about Hrithik at numerous public boards or calling him somebody who wanted his father for assist even immediately. Hrithik until date is but to formally speak in confidence to the press on the problem.
Arijit Singh- Salman Khan fracas
The normally reticent Arijit Singh determined to take pleasure in some late evening publicity and posted a relatively lengthy and weepy observe on Facebook lamenting how his rendition of Jag Ghoomeya was dropped and changed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s model as a result of one man didn’t fancy hin – the Bhai of Bollywood, Salman Khan. So Arijit needed the world to imagine Salman edited out his tune due to an unruly episode that occurred at an awards present years in the past the place Arijit ended up ticking Salman the fallacious approach. The singer on Fb begged and pleaded with Salman to retain his tune however Salman couldn’t care much less. In his inimitable type, the celebrity — when requested in regards to the matter — responded with a cavalier comment, “Arijit..Who’s that?”
Salman Khan’s raped girl comment
Bollywood’s enfant horrible discovered himself crusing in boiling scorching waters when a freak remark from considered one of his Sultan interviews went viral. Within the interview, Salman in contrast his situation and feeling after wrestling coaching with being raped. That was sufficient for Arnab Goswami and the remainder of the world to take him down. Papa Salim Khan needed to apologise but once more for his son’s misadventures. But there was no let-up. Bollywood too ditched the actor and lots of together with Kangana slammed the actor for passing a relatively insensitive comment. The ladies’s fee too jumped the bandwagon growing Salman’s bother. The actor determined to remain mum and weathered the storm.
Anurag Kashyap, Pahlaj Nihalani and Udta Punjab
Anurag Kashyap and Co received the most effective publicity of their lives, courtesy Pahlaj Nihalani. Udta Punjab was brutally censored by Nihalani who enforced 94 cuts on the movie. The business got here collectively to struggle it out within the courtroom of legislation and received lastly. However the man who dominated the tv screens and information prints was Anurag Kashyap who was hailed for single-handedly taking up Nihalani. Kashyap and group refused to budge and fought their case tooth and nail to lastly received an A-certificate with one reduce. Regardless of the widespread controversy and publicity, the movie did solely common enterprise.
Ajay Devgn-Karan Johar and KRK
Ajay Devgn did the unthinkable when he catapulted KRK to nationwide fame by releasing a taped dialog between the self-proclaimed critic and Ajay’s enterprise supervisor Kumar Mangat. Within the audio, KRK is heard making claims about having obtained Rs 25 lakh from Karan Johar to tweet optimistic issues about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, on the expense of Shivaay. An enraged Ajay demanded investigation whereas Karan Johar at Categorical Adda made it clear that it was beneath his dignity to even reply to such allegations. In the meantime, KRK lapped up all consideration coming his approach with glee.
Raj Thackeray and Karan Johar
Simply when Karan Johar thought he had weathered the Ajay Devgn-KRK storm, in got here a jolt from the blue within the type of Raj Thackeray. The politician used the Uri assaults as the right platform to launch himself into highlight by coaching his weapons on Bollywood. His first demand was to delete all Pakistan actors sequences from Hindi movies like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Raees and others. The MNS supremo additionally made it clear no Pakistani actors are welcome in India anymore. Karan initially maintained calm however as Raj stepped up the ante, a couple of single display homeowners joined the refrain by deciding to not display ADHM as their mark of solidarity to the martyrs. As issues began getting worse and calls of Karan being unpatriotic began doing the rounds, the harrowed filmmaker instantly posted a video to show his patriotism and to request every body to permit his film to be screened. Lastly, Raj relented after CM Devendra Fadnavis brokered peace between the fighters. Raj, nonetheless, had the final snicker by asking filmmakers to pay Rs 5 crore to Military fund for working with Pakistani actors.
Raj Thackeray and SRK
Poor SRK needed to face the undesirable prospect of speeding to Raj Thackeray’s home for a settlement all due to one reckless assertion from Ritesh Sidhwani proclaiming that they’d carry Mahira Khan to city if want arises for selling Raees. Afraid of protests, SRK visited Raj and nipped issues within the bud. Many, in fact, slammed SRK for bowing earlier than Raj.
Anurag Kashyap and PM Modi
Anurag squandered away all goodwill earned throughout his Udta Punjab struggle by blaming PM Modi for the mess Karan Johar discovered himself in owing to MNS protest towards Pakistani actors. Anurag by way of his tweeted criticised the PM for his silence on the problem. Social media customers didn’t take Anurag’s tweets too kindly and gave it again to him left, proper and centre. The maverick director misplaced the plot when he made public the cellphone variety of a feminine journalist who was chasing him for an interview. After extreme backlash, Anurag determined to go for silence and peace. One hasn’t heard from him ever since.
Priyanka Chopra apologises for sporting insensitive T-shirt on journal cowl
World star Priyanka Chopra unwittingly landed herself in bother after a T-shirt that she wore for a style journal’s cowl was labelled insensitive in nature. The T-shirt had the phrases Refugee, Immigrant and Outsider stricken out leaving Traveller as the one proper selection. Chopra was accused of being insensitive in the direction of the plight of refugees. The actress rapidly issued an apology by saying, ” I’m actually, actually apologetic about the truth that sentiments had been harm . The purpose the journal needed to make was really one thing good.”
When Naseeruddin Shah referred to as Rajesh Khanna a poor actor, daughter Twinkle Khanna didn’t take it too kindly. The actress took to Twitter and slammed Shah for passing uncharitable remarks towards her lifeless father. Shah later apologised and the Khannas let the matter relaxation in peace.