In the entertainment industry, it has been fairly dramatic, with everything from Censor Board bans to religious groups protesting against movie releases. Despite the poor box office figures for several films, the drama that developed within the entertainment industry more than made up for it. The Bollywood industry had been uprooted by these issues in the past.
The nepotism debate
When Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, and Shahid Kapoor appeared on “Koffee with Karan,” the year 2017 got off to a controversial start. Her interview with renowned director Karan Johar set off a significant discussion about nepotism, a topic that has been present in the Bollywood business from its earliest days but has never been openly addressed. Everyone began to doubt the significance of skill in the film after this argument. Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan, and Karan Johar also drew a lot of heat for their mocking remarks made during an award ceremony that directly referenced Kangana Ranaut’s nepotism controversy.
Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan’s viral picture
It turned out that Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor were spending time together in New York. It didn’t take long for their photo of them smoking and having a good time on the streets of New York to become viral, and tabloids started to buzz with rumours about their supposed romance. Mahira also faced a lot of backlash for her unsuitable attire and explicit smoking. Upon being questioned about this, Ranbir responded, “I’ve gotten to know Mahira in a personal capacity over the last few months. She is somebody who I admire and respect, for her achievements and even more for the person she is. It is very unfair the way she is being judged and spoken about. What is also sad is the inequality in judgment just because she is a woman. I request you to stop the negativity and move on with your beautiful god gifted lives. Peace and love”.
As a parting message to the trolls, he continued, “PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.” Mahira said, “I’d be lying if I said that I decided right off the bat that I wouldn’t respond to this controversy. And I’m a very strong woman but when all of this happened, I was completely shattered and broken. I would think about posting a statement every day. Then I would stop myself because I just wouldn’t know what to say.”
Abhay Deol’s lash against Celebs promoting fairness
Actor Abhay Deol aimed at all of the Bollywood celebrities who advertise fairness creams, including John Abraham, Yami Gautam, and Shah Rukh Khan. He accused the performers of encouraging racism. Although most people supported his stance, some others disagreed as well. Sonam and Abhay actually got into a fight about it. But everything was resolved later.