Just like every year, 2018 was also filled with one after other Bollywood controversies. Many of them reached courtrooms others were miserably trolled.
Listed below are the top 5 controversies of Bollywood which gathered most of our attention in 2018:
Sonam Kapoor's wedding venue gets robbed
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's big fat Indian wedding was the talk of the year. From their decoration to their outfits, everything was just perfect. Their grand wedding venue which also happens to be Sonam's aunts house was robbed on September 20, 2018. According to the reports, a source said, “The family looked through the CCTV footage and figured out that on the night of Sep 20, a robber went up to the bungalows’ fourth floor, climbing with the help of window, when everyone including watchman and family members were fast asleep. Next day it was found that valuables have been stolen which included mobile phones, cash etc. The case was immediately registered at Bandra Police station and investigation is still on.”
Tanushree-Nana #MeToo Controversy
In 2018, India witnessed its own #MeToo movement which was initiated by actress Tanushree Dutta. She accused veteran actor Nana Patekar for sexually harassing her on the sets of their 2008 film Horn Ok Pleassss. After her accusations, Nana Patekar stepped down from Housefull 4 and lodged a complaint against the actress. However, their case is still under process but many actors came forward in support of Tanushree.
After her case, numerous other actors from the fraternity gathered courage and came out about being harassed. In this storm, many other big names from the Bollywood were accused of sexual misconduct like Sajid Khan, Vikas Behl and Anu Malik as well among others.
Akshay Kumar's movie PadMan faces plagiarism issues
Writer Ripu Daman Jaiswal had accused the makers of movie PadMan for stealing the scenes from a film's script he has written. He also filed an FIR against the lead actor of the film, Akshay Kumar and claimed that after his script was shared with Dharma Productions the scenes from the script got lifted. He said almost 11 scenes from his script have been stolen; however, director R. Balki refused all such claims in an interview.
Disha Patani's Diwali picture
The Baaghi 2 actress Disha Patani made headlines for posting a bold picture of herself during diwali. In the picture, she was seen holding a diya and wearing a gorgeous designer lehenga but had replaced blouse with a sports bra. The actor, who is much popular on the social media, got trolled miserably for this photoshoot which was actually a part of a renowned magazine's cover story. Due to such negative response on her photoshoot and people making a big-deal out of her one picture, actress disabled the comments on her post.
Sidharth Malhotra slammed for his comments on Bhojpuri language
During the promotions of his film, Aiyaary on a famous reality TV show, Sidharth was given a task of repeating a few dialogues from Bhojpuri films. Rigonal actress Neetu Chandra got really offended due to the same and took to her social media handle to express her feelings about the same. Neetu wrote, "So disappointed.Sidharth Malhotra, someone who is so fortunate to work with best, who despite being an outsider has made a name for himself, for you to use your words so loosely to disrespect Bhojpuri on national television. Shocked! How on earth does speaking Bhojpuri gives you a latrine feeling. Shame on you."
Reacting to the backlashes, Sidharth Malhotra responded by saying, “I recently tried speaking a new language while I was on a TV show. In the process if I inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings or sentiments, I apologise and assure you that no disrespect was meant in any way.”
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