Ameesha-Kushal Twitter war: 7 other bizarre celebrity spats

Twitter is the new battleground for celebrities and they are not mincing words here.

bollywood Updated: Oct 27, 2015 17:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Ameesha Patel,Kushal Tandon,Twitter
Ameesha and Kushal indulged in a bad fight on Twitter on Monday.(Twitter)

Whatever side of the divide you decide to stand on in the Ameesha Patel-Kushal Tandon Twitter meltdown, the fact is that this is one fight that grossed us out totally. The dirty war of words (that is, if it was one), and then Ameesha’s bizarre explanation pushed celebrity spats on social media to a new low.

It all started when Kushal tweeted about a ‘woman’ who didn’t get up from her seat when the National Anthem started playing before the start of a film show. Turned out, it was Ameesha Patel.

This incensed Ameesha so much that she wasted no time in launching an attack on Kushal.

Within minutes, the exchanges became ugly.

This is not, however, the first time celebrities locked horns with each other on social media in full public glare. In May this year, Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha were so riled with singer Abhijeet when he compared pavement dwellers with stray dogs in a Tweet soon after the verdict on Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case, that they asked him to ‘shut up’.

This is what Abhijheet had written on Twitter: Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd @BeingSalmanKhan @sonakshisinha — abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015

Sonakshi was also tagged in Abhijeet’s tweet, so she also responded.

Ram Gopal Varma, the king of controversies, proved no one can ever dethrone him from his position when he made fun of Karan Johar’s film Student Of The Year in 2013.

Not the one to keep quiet at this affront, Johar didn’t mince his words on Twitter and reacted in kind.

Later, RGV also made fun of Anurag Kashyap’s box office disaster Bombay Velvet in May, 2015. And, as expected, Kashyap hit back.

Novelist Shobhaa De faced Sonam Kapoor’s ire when the columnist used very harsh words in her review of the actor’s eminently forgettable 2010 film, I Hate Luv Storys. Sonam tweeted, “Guys pls don’t take Shobhaa De seriously. She’s a fossil who’s getting no action and going through menopause. So just for her...(sic).”

Deepika Padukone’s epic fight with a national daily made headlines for weeks last year. Padukone reacted to one tweet that presented her in a bad taste.

Hollywood is not immune to such fights either. Singers Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj battled it out on Twitter. It was about Swift’s video that got nominated for MTV Music Awards. Minaj took a jibe on Swift that she deliberately showed skinny girls in her video and it doesn’t feature real women.

Actor Amanda Bynes stooped to a new low when she commented on singer Rihanna’s skin colour. She also referred to an old incident in which Rihanna’s former boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up.

Bynes wrote while tagging Rihanna: You look so ugly tryin (sic) to be white. She further wrote, “Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough.”

Rihanna refused to take it hands down, and she was sarcastic in her reply.

Looks like the heat is only going to rise on Twitter in coming days.

Read: I didn’t debut with Hrithik Roshan, says Ameesha Patel

First Published: Oct 27, 2015 16:33 IST