All by this 12 months, Bollywood celebrities have been among the many greatest newsmakers, though, not at all times for the most effective causes. From FIRs to IT raids, arrests to social media bans, many stars noticed themselves caught up in controversies. This is revisiting the 12 months that glided by.
Raj Kundra arrested in porn case
In July, Shilpa Shetty‘s husband, businessman Raj Kundra was arrested in reference to an alleged porn racket. He was accused of manufacturing and distributing pornographic content material by his apps. The couple stored silent on the arrest for some time however Shilpa lastly launched an announcement on social media, asking everybody to be respectful of her privateness. She added that she had religion within the nation’s judiciary to ship justice. Raj was launched on bail in September.
Aryan Khan arrested in medication case
In October, Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested in connection to a drug bust aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) arrested him and he needed to spend virtually three weeks in jail. He was launched on bail on October 28. The courtroom discovered that Aryan had no medication on his particular person. He was requested to mark weekly attendance on the NCB workplace however he has been given reduction from that as effectively now.
Kangana Ranaut banned from Twitter
After making a bunch of controversial statements on Twitter, Kangana Ranaut was banned from the app in Might. She reportedly made inflammatory feedback concerning the West Bengal elections when Twitter determined to ban her completely. Since then, she has been sharing her ‘ideas’ on Instagram and the homegrown Koo app as an alternative. There too, she often sparks ups controversies together with her feedback.
IT raids on Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu
The Earnings Tax division raided properties of actor Taapsee Pannu and director Anurag Kashyap in March. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman additionally commented on the raids. Just a few days after the raid, Taapsee wrote in a tweet, “3 days of intense search of three issues primarily. 1. The keys of the ‘alleged’ bungalow that I apparently personal in Paris. As a result of summer season holidays are across the nook. 2. The ‘alleged’ receipt price 5 crores to border n preserve for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that cash earlier than 3. My reminiscence of 2013 raid that occurred with me in keeping with our honourable finance minister.”
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s break up
After weeks of rumours circulating everywhere in the web, actors Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya confirmed that they have been separating certainly. After the announcement, recent rumours have been floated on-line that Samantha was the one who didn’t need youngsters and had affairs with different individuals. She took to Instagram to make clear. “Thanks all for displaying deep empathy, concern and for defending me towards false rumours and tales which can be being unfold. They are saying I had affairs, by no means wished kids, that I’m an opportunist and now that I’ve had abortions,” she mentioned.
“A divorce in itself is a particularly painful course of. Not to mention permitting me the time to heal. This assault on me personally, has been relentless. However I promise you this, I’ll by no means permit this or anything they are saying, break me,” she added.
Row round Tandav
Saif Ali Khan’s Amazon Prime present was hit with a bunch of controversies and boycott calls upon launch. A number of FIRs towards the collection’ director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer, author, actors and Amazon India Originals’ head Aparna Purohit, have been filed in six states. The makers of the net collection confronted legal circumstances for hurting spiritual sentiments.
Ali launched an announcement and apologised for ‘hurting sentiment’: “The net collection Tandav is a piece of fiction and any resemblance to acts and individuals and occasions is solely coincidental. The forged and crew didn’t have any intention to offend the feelings of any particular person, caste, neighborhood, race, faith or spiritual beliefs or insult or outrage any establishment, political celebration or particular person, dwelling or lifeless. The forged and crew of Tandav take cognisance of the considerations expressed by the individuals and unconditionally apologise if it has unintentionally harm anyone’s sentiments.”
Backlash towards Jehangir’s identify
Saif and his actor spouse Kareena Kapoor needed to face recent spherical of controversy in August when the identify of their second son, Jehangir, was revealed to the world. A bit of individuals took offence to the identify, citing the belief that he was named after a Mughal emperor.
Talking concerning the furore, Kareena advised Guardian, “Actually, these are names that we simply preferred; it’s nothing else. They’re stunning names and so they’re stunning boys. It’s unfathomable why any individual would troll kids. I really feel horrible about it, however I’ve to simply focus and get by it. I can’t be taking a look at my life by the trolls.”