Bollywood has never failed us to provide us with daily scoop of entertainment. From alleged affairs to hook ups and break ups, the tinsel town is always abuzz with gossip that most of the times leads to controversies.
Though it has been a few months into 2018, many such controversies have already made headlines.
Here is a look at some of the top so far this year.
1. FIR Against Jeetendra
Shimla police lodged an FIR against the jumping jack of Bollywood in a sexual assault case. A distant cousin of his came out with a accusation of sexual assault which happened 47 years ago when the two were sharing a room in Shimla at the time.
2. Katrina Petitioned
During the promotions of their film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ Katrina Kaif alongwith co-star Salman had been to a reality show. During the show, Salman used a derogatory word which hurt the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste communities. Katrina too got caught up in it and received a petition for “”rather than protesting at the offensive and insensitive statement, joined the accused number 1 (Khan) in insulting and abusing the victim through her conduct.”
3. Trouble for ‘Aiyaary’
A special screening of ‘Aiyaary’ was held for The Revising Committee of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the officials did not like the way a few things were represented. The changes were immediately incorporated, however, the nature of these changes was never disclosed to the general public.
4. Sidharth’s problem with a language
When promoting ‘Aiyaary’ on a reality show, Sidharth passed a remark that Bhojpuri language gives him “latrine kind” of feeling. Actress Neetu Chandra took to Twitter to express her displeasure on the same and a lot of backlash was received by the actor. Things settled after Sidharth wrote out an apology (on Twitter) claiming he did not mean disrespect in any way.
5. Death threats to Salman
Rajasthan’s gangster Lawrence Bishnoi issued a death threat to Salman Khan allegedly saying that the actor would be killed in Jodhpur. This threat received a lot of attention after apparently armed men reached the sets of ‘Race 3’ and the shoot had to be called off.
6. School bus attacked for ‘Padmavat’ protest
Stones were pelted at a school bus as a show of protest against release of the film ‘Padmavat’. Thankfully, no one was injured. However, the videos that came out did show terrified students ducking in fear.
7. Plagiarism allegation against ‘Padman’
Ripu Daman Jaiswal filed an FIR against Akshay Kumar saying that certain scenes in the film ‘Padman’ have directly been lifted from a script of his, which he had sent to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
As they say, when it comes to controversies, Bollywood is the undisputed King, and we can see why!