2014: Nude posters, fights stir up controversy in B-town

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2014 15:50 IST

From Aamir Khan's nude poster in PK, Preity Zinta's molestation complaint against former boyfriend Ness Wadia to the political storm caused by Kaum De Heere, the year 2014 saw celebrities hogging the limelight with their share of controversies.

Aamir, who is known for experimenting with his looks in films, appeared nude on the poster of his film PK with only a radio protecting his modesty. The 49-year-old actor's bold act invited shock, amusement and even a legal case.

While the performance of Zinta's IPL team Kings XI Punjab was good in the last season of the cricket extravaganza, the actors made headlines for her fight with team's co-owner and former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Zinta filed a complain against him for allegedly molesting, abusing and threatening her inside Wankhede stadium in South Mumbai. Police launched a probe into the matter and recorded the statements of IPL CEO and others even as Wadia rejected the charge as 'false and baseless'.

Deepika Padukone had a great year in films but locked horns with a leading daily after it posted her cleavage-baring photo on Twitter.

Debutante filmmaker Ravinder Ravi created political storm with his divisive Kaum De Heere, an account of the incidents of 1984 riots. The film was banned in Punjab.

Indian film industry's policing authority, the Censor Board, was in a controversy after its CEO Rakesh Kumar was arrested by the CBI for allegedly taking bribes to award clearance certificate to the films. Sonam Kapoor courted trouble for her statement that bad-looking people were considered good actors in Bollywood, on a celebrity chat show.

The chat show sparked another controversy when Anushka Sharma's fuller lips fuelled speculation that the actress had gone under the knife. The actress attracted negative comments on social networking sites.

Anushka denied such speculation in a lengthy tweet, saying she used make-up techniques to make her lips look fuller for her role in Bombay Velvet.

The actor further grabbed headlines when she was questioned by Indian cricket team's manager for staying with rumoured boyfriend Virat Kohli during an overseas test match series.

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