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2019 Wrap Up: From Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Kabir Singh’ to Karan Johar’s alleged drug party-Top Bollywood controversies of this year
There is no denial in the fact that controversies and Bollywood go hand-in-hand. There is not a single year when there are no controversies. From protesting against movies to controversial statements, we have seen them all in Bollywood. Bollywood never fails to keep us hooked with its dose of Entertainment as well as controversies.
As we are approaching to say goodbye to the year, here are some of the top controversies of Bollywood that stirred the entire nation. Some of them even took social media by storm.
Controversies of Bollywood 2019
‘Kabir Singh’ for glorifying toxic masculinity and misogyny
Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Kabir Singh’ can be said as one of the biggest controversies of this year. The movie is the Hindi remake of South movie ‘Arjun Reddy’ directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. No doubt, Shahid as an artiste did a terrific job but many celebs and critics slammed the movie for its toxic masculinity and the glorification of an addicted protagonist. Shahid and Sandeep though defended the movie, but they were highly criticised.
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Posted @withrepost • @kiaraaliaadvani #1MonthOfKabirSingh Every time I have tried to put down my feelings on Kabir Singh I don’t know where to begin, this attempt will not do justice either, to how truly grateful I am, to my team, and the audience for making our film what it has become today. A year ago I stepped into the shoes of Preeti, shy, demure, and basically the complete opposite of me. But I also saw her strength, conviction, her love and her passion and couldn’t help but feel for the love story that you all rooted for with me.. Kabir, aka @shahidkapoor my costar, confidant and friend through this journey who completed and made this story so real and believable. Already missing your craziness mama, couldn’t have been luckier to work together on this special film❤️ Sandeep Sir, the OG! His conviction to stay true to his story and make it so unapologetically, his passion for films, his craziness and honesty gave us the opportunity to play characters that were flawed, imperfect and so real that you can’t stop yourself from feeling for them. Our amazing producers @ashwinvarde @muradkhetani @its_bhushankumar @@tseries.official for making this gem of a film! @santha_dop my incredible dop for capturing every moment of this love story so beautifully. To all our singers and musicians @sachettandonofficial @paramparathakurofficial @arijitsingh @armaanmalik @amaal_mallik @tulsikumar15 @sachdevaakhilnasha @vishalmishraofficial Thankyou for creating a soundtrack that became an anthem and the heartbeat of the film! To the entire cast and crew, every technician, our EP this film would not be the same without your efforts and hardwork! My personal team- @jubindesai @raveesh_dhanu @makeupbylekha @hairbyseema @a_little_sip_of_fashion @simrantalwar13 @aajani21 #santosh for having my back all along. But most importantly beyond Thankful to the audience for loving, accepting and rooting for this love story❤🙏
Zaira Wasim’s exit from Bollywood
Zaira Wasim took everyone by surprise when she shared the news of quitting Bollywood. In her social media posts, Zaira said that due to her religion and faith she decided to leave the industry. This reason didn’t go well with some celebs and a section of netizens and she faced flak on social media. Zaira appeared in movies like ‘Dangal’ and ‘The Sky Is Pink’.
Karan Johar‘s alleged drug party
Filmmaker Karan Johar shared a video of a house party which was attended by several Bollywood A-listers like Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora. This inside video of KJo’s star-studded party went viral within no time and it led to an outrage in which an MLA accused KJo of hosting a ‘drug party’. He, later on, called it ‘baseless accusations’.
Kangana Ranaut‘s argument with a journalist
At the trailer lunch event of ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’, Kangana Ranaut got into a heated argument with one of the journalists. She accused him of “running a smear campaign” and “harming” her “brand”. The journalist was trying to put his stand before Kangana but she was not ready to hear him. She refused to answer his questions. Members of the Press Club of India were anguished and they condemned Ranaut’s behaviour towards the journalist.
— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2019
Vivek Oberoi‘s meme on Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi shared a meme on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. It was in the context of India’s Exit poll results for the Lok Sabha polls. But it didn’t go well with many people and they slammed the actor. Later, he deleted the meme and apologised.
Sunaina Roshan’s allegations on her family
It took us by surprise when Hrithik Roshan‘s sister Sunaina Roshan said that she was persecuted by her family for dating a Muslim man. She even alleged that her father Rakesh Roshan hit her and that her brother Hrithik didn’t help her.
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Sharing my story with you all is even more tougher than fighting cancer and depression. But I do it tdy as I see there are a lot of people who go through what I did and my story wud (hopefully) inspire and motivate people to keep going and never give up. Chapter 1 on May 2, 2018. Note: Read the intro by clicking on the link in profile. #zindagi #zindagibysunainaroshan #life
Hina Khan Cannes Film Festival debut
Hina Khan walked the prestigious Cannes red carpet this year with her debut film, ‘Lines’, but a renowned Bollywood magazine editor mocked her on social media by saying, “Cannes has suddenly become Chandivali studios kya?” This irked a few Bollywood and TV celebs and they slammed the editor and supported Hina.
Yash Raj Films booked for pocketing Rs 100 crore
One of the biggest production houses of Bollywood, Yash Raj Films landed into trouble when Mumbai police’s Economic Offence Wing (EOW) had registered an FIR against the production house for allegedly pocketing Rs 100 crore belonging to lyricists, musicians, singers and music producers. The case was filed by The Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) which represents composers, lyricists and music producers. Names of directors Aditya and Uday Chopra were included in the FIR.
These are the top controversies of this year. If we have missed any big controversy other than these, do let us know your views.
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