Bollywood is no stranger to controversies. Here is a quick recap of six such controversies that rocked the world’s biggest film industry in 2014.
Hrithik –Suzanne Divorce
It was splitsville for one of Bollywood cutest couples, HrithikRoshan and Suzzane Khan. The couple divorced by mutual consent after 12 years of blissful togetherness. A lot of reasons were attributed to the split, including Hrithik’s closeness with Spanish actress Barabara Mori and Suzanne’s closeness with actor Arjun Rampal.
Gauhar Khan gets slapped on Reality Show
Actress Gauhar Khan got the shock of her life when a man in the audience of a talent show suddenly jumped up on stage and slapped her in front of everyone. His reason for slapping her? Gauhar’s decisions to wear short dresses and dancing for raunchy item songs in spite of being a Muslim. The incident created a snowball effect with many condemning the act and others debating its authenticity.
Jiah Khan commits suicide
Actress Jiah Khan’s suicide last year shocked Bollywood as well as millions of her fans and well-wishers. All fingers pointed towards Jiah’s boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi, who happens to be Aditya Pancholi’s son. While Aditya blamed it on her depression problems, Jiah’s mother stood firm in her claim that Jiah had been murdered. The scenario became uglier with both parties slinging mud at each other in public.
Deepika Padukonde’s got guts
It all started with the Times of India publishing an article with a picture of actress Deepika’s cleavage and a very provocative title along with it. Not one to back down, Deepika lambasted the Times paper and stood firm on her views against sexism. Deepika’s comments garnered wide national acclaim as renowned celebrities from different walks of life stood up to support her.
The perfectionist that he is, actor Aamir Khan sent the censor boards into a tizzy with the release of the first poster for his current film PK. The poster showed Aamir standing completely nude save for a transistor radio that hid his manhood. The poster generated national headlines with some lauding the actor for his brave, creative attempt and others admonishing him for promoting obscenity.
Priyanka Chopra’s house falls prey to sex racket
Another controversy that created national headlines last year is that of the sex racket that was busted in none other than actress Priyanka Chopra’s house. Priyanka had rented out her Andheri home to a spa, which indulged in activities more than massaging and body treatments. Priyanka feigned ignorance of the entire issue and was quick to send a legal notice to the spa’s owner in order to clear her name off everything.
Bollywood experienced quite a number of controversies last year. The ones mentioned above gathered the maximum headlines though and easily qualify as the best Bollywood controversies of 2014.