Bollywood has been a hot bed for controversies and don’t we know it! While we keep hankering for movies that are different, we still want to create issues the minute we see something even a little different from the normal. Today, we take a look at five movies that have been marred by controversies even before they hit the silver screens.
This particular movie is nothing short of a controversy magnet. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, Padmavat(i) saw a lot of changes including that in the title before it could get a certificate of clearance from the censor board. Earlier scheduled to hit the screens on 1 December, 2017, this movie finally has a release date of 25 January 2018!
2. Lipstick Under My Burkha
Release cannot be a cake walk for a women centric movie like Lipstick Under My Burkha. This particular movie was banned by the ex CBFC Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani who had said that it was “lady oriented.” The movie went on to release online and thanks to the huge critical acclaim it received, finally got a theatrical release as well. The movie broke records by becoming one of the first ever women centric films in 2017!
3. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
This Karan Johar directorial saw a lot of drama before it hit the screens. Unfortunately for Karan Johar, this movie was scheduled to hit the screens during the Uri attacks. At this time, the Cinema Owners Exhibitors (COEAI) had decided not to release any movie in which a Pakistani actor had worked. Unfortunately, the film had two Pakistani actors starring in it, Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas. To pacify the protests, the makers had to finally resort to cutting down major chunks of Fawad Khan’s role in the movie.
4. Udta Punjab
The ex CBFC Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, had some serious issues with films portrayed in a different manner. He protested against the movie so much that he even urged the makers to drop the word Punjab from the title. Abhishek Chaubey fought long and hard for the release of this movie and after a serious battle with the CBFC , released the movie to a very perceptive audience!
Rajkumar Hirani’s movie, PK, saw a lot of resistance from the CBFC. The censor board thought the makers were being unjust with the subject of the movie. This film bore the wrath of not one but all the religious groups. There was a sudden unity felt, not by love but by being against this movie. The amount of criticism received for this movie was because of the sly digs made at God and religion during the movie. After much speculation, this movie released and won applause almost as OMG – Oh My God.
In the wake of the Padmavat(i) controversy, it comes as a refreshing change to see that these movies have fought and brave it all to release to packed and extremely appreciative theatres!
FIR Filed Against Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif For Casteist Remarks
Late Yesterday, a petition for an FIR was filed in a Delhi Court against Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. According to reports, the two actors had allegedly made casteist remarks during the promotion of their latest movie, Tiger Zinda Hai.
The court listed the matter for consideration for 27 February and also sought a reply from the Delhi police on the complaint. The plea, filed in the Patiala House Court, alleged Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif had made remarks which were insulting, derogatory and affected the sentiments of a particular cast.
The complaint, filed by Harnam Singh, a former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis, alleged the remark was made by Khan during a programme on a television channel while Kaif, “rather than protesting at the offensive and insensitive statement, joined the accused number 1 (Khan) in insulting and abusing the victim through her conduct.”
An inquiry has been led into this matter and the Delhi police have said they will look into the matter and get to the bottom of this issue as soon as possible.
Pari Teaser 5 Will Make You Lose Your Sleep
Holi, the festival of colours, has different connotations. For some, it is the defeat of good over evil while for others, it is about the colours. For Anushka Sharma on the other hand, it is about her new horror flick, Pari.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 22, 2018
The opening shot of this teaser features a pale white Anushka walking in a jungle while a full moon can also be seen in the background. Yes, this is the first clip from Pari that places Anushka outside her house and in the classic horror movie setting.
She walks to a pond and when she looks into it, she sees the bloody, battered Anushka looking right back at her. As a result, the fish of the pond begins to die and soon the pond is full of dead fish floating on its surface. The tone of this teaser is perfect.
Every part of this teaser is imbibed in horror and from the way it has been directed, one gets the feeling of Anushka being haunted by a ghost like dopple ganger. Watch the brand new teaser here!
Directed by debutant director Prosit Roy, Pari is not your average fairy tale. Also starring Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor and Ritabhari Chakraborty, this movie is going to be Clean Slate Films third production venture after NH10 and Phillauri. Pari is scheduled to hit the screens on 2 March, 2018 so this Holi, stay clean and safe! While we wait for the film to hit the screens, check out the new poster here.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 22, 2018
Bollywood Puns By Amul That Make You Go WHAT
Amul’s ads have stuck around with us for so long that when anything even remotely news worthy happens, Amul’s ads are the first we look for. While we all look at giving our Bollywood celebrities a little lee way when it comes to controversies, Amul has always been relentless. Check out these brilliant (not) adds by Amul and have a blast!
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