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.
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.
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.”