2016 year is coming to an end and it seems, like the year has passed in a blink of an eye. But the year gave a rise to many controversies. As we all know, Bollywood celebrities love being in the limelight, be it for right or wrong reasons. Be it deliberate attempt to create controversy or unknowingly landing into trouble, the controversies had never been in the favour of the Celebes. While some stirred speculations, some stunned fans. Bitter words were exchanged, apologies, clarifications were given and lot more happened amid controversies. In this round up of the year gone by, let’s take a look at the top controversies that landed up Bollywood stars in trouble.
Here’s a recap of all the controversies that kept readers, paparazzi busy right till the end of 2016.
Salman Khan’s “rape” comment
Controversies and Salman Khan go hand in hand! During a group interview for his film Sultan, Salman Khan spoke about his rigorous training for the film to get into the skin of a wrestler. While talking about the same, Salman compared his exhausting training to a “raped woman”. Realizing his mistake, Salman Khan took back his words and apologized but by then damage was all done.
Tanmay Bhatt mocks Lata Mangheskar
AIB comedian Tanmay Bhatt received flak after he mocked two legendaries, Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar on his Snapchat by using face-swap feature. His act did not go well with the stars of Bollywood and they slammed the comedian for crossing the line.
Comedy King Kapil Sharma turns Controversy Kings of the year
Kapil Sharma landed into trouble after he raised his voice over corruption in India. The comedian star courted controversy by tweeting about a BMC official demanding Rs 5 lakh bribe for his Andheri, Mumbai office and also tweeted asking PM Narendra Modi, “Kaha hai ache din”. His tweet had put in trouble and the political parties also threatened to reveal the name of the official who demanded him bribe.
FIR against Nawazuddin Siddiqui
It came as a shock when an FIR was lodged against talented actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for allegedly assaulting a woman over parking space at his residential society. As per reports, the actor had allegedly pushed the woman during his argument over parking. On the other hand, Nawazuddin denied these charges stating that the police registered the complaint without verification
Arijit Singh’s open letter to Salman Khan over replacing him for Sultan song
Singer Arijit Singh’s public apology on Facebook to actor Salman Khan made headlines. In his open letter, the singer had begged Salman Khan to include his version of Jag Ghoomeya in Sultan’s official soundtrack. During the press meet, when Salman was asked about the same, the actor reacted saying, “Who is Arjijit Singh?
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut affair exposed
Kangana and Hrithik Roshan’s legal mess turned out to be the dirty fall out ever over love affair. It all started when Kangana Ranaut during an interview addressed Hrithik Roshan as her “silly ex” following which many secrets and lies of the two were exposed publicly. Kangana Ranaut’s ex-boyfriend Adhyayan Suman also revealed the ugly truth of his relations with the actress and that how he was being tortured by Kangana. He also went on to reval that how Kangana did black magic on him.
Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” lands in trouble before release
The ban imposed on Pakistani artistes from working in Bollywood had put Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil into political controversy. MNS cheift Raj Thackeray opposed the release of the film due to the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in the film. Later, Raj Thackeray agreed for the smooth release of the film after Karan Johar promised of not signing any Pakistani artistes ever in his film.
Milkha Singh and Yogeshwar Dutt slam Salman Khan on being India’s Goodwill Ambassador
Bollywood actor Salman Khan as we all know was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team for Rio Olympics 2016. Soon after he was appointed as the brand ambassador, many sports icon criticized the move of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The actor got into the controversy and soon received criticism from many. In fact, Salman’s father Salim Khan too came in defense of the actor.
Om Puri’s insulting remark on Indian Martyrs
The decision on banning Pakistani actors from working in India had become of the hot topics of the year. The decision was taken after the gruesome Uri terror attack in which many soldiers lost their lives. The whole Bollywood industry was divided with their opinions on the same. During the live debate on a TV channel, veteran actor Om Puri was asked to comment on the same and he ended up making a controversial and insulting remark on Indian soldiers. Talking about the same, he aggressively said, “We haven’t forced them to join the army.” He further said, “Prepare 15-20 people as suicide bomber and send them to Pakistan.” Soon after his shocking statement, Om Puri was slammed on social media and everywhere.