10 controversial statements by Bollywood celebrities
1. Aamir Khan’s comparison of Shah Rukh with his dog
The Khans of Bollywood, Shah Rukh and Aamir in particular, have never been cordial. However, Aamir Khan took things to another level when he compared Shah Rukh Khan to a dog!
“Shahrukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every now and then. What more can I ask for? Now, before you jump in to any conclusions let me add that Shahrukh is the name of our dog,” Aamir had said.
2. When Sonam Kapoor took a jibe at Aishwarya Rai
Women around the world are particularly shy when it comes to disclosing their age, especially when it comes to the Indian film industry. Sonam Kapoor once took a dig at Aishwarya Rai when she called her an ‘aunty’. Sonam had said that since Aishwarya had worked with her father Anil Kapoor in films, it was befitting that she refer to Rai as an aunty.
3. Saif Ali Khan on Pakistan
Bollywood’s heartthrob Saif Ali Khan had miffed quite a few in Pakistan with his statement “I have lost faith in Pakistan”. This he said after his film Phantom had been banned in the Islamic Republic, following its controversial trailer depicting Pakistan as a hub for terrorists had been released. Pakistani artists Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shaan had instantly issued a strong-worded response to Saif, prompting the actor to apologize later on.
4. When Shahid Kapoor indirectly called Kareena Kapoor a cow or a buffalo
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor have starred together in as many as 3 films together, including one which went on to become a super-hit movie. When Shahid was asked if he would work with Kareena Kapoor, this is how he responded:-
“If my director wants me to work with a cow or a buffalo, I am ready to do it.”
5. When Salman Khan said that Shah Rukh Khan was not his girlfriend!
Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have only recently got close. The two actors at one time harboured ill-feelings for each other. Their dispute was public knowledge and even some higher-ups in Bollywood had also tried to solve their longstanding issues, but to no avail. When Salman Khan was once asked as to whether he missed Shah Rukh or not, he remarked:-
“Shah Rukh meri girlfriend nahi thi. Apni purani girlfriends ko miss nahi karta, Shah Rukh ko kia karunga?
6. When a fan flirted with Ranveer Singh’s girlfriend Anushka…
Anushka Sharma wasn’t always VIrat Kohli’s beau. The NH10 actress was at one point seeing Lootera actor Ranveer Singh and things got a little heated when a fan tried to flirt with Anushka at a public event. Angered, Ranveer intervened and said,” Mind your language, she is my girlfriend. I will break your nose.”
7. Jaya Bachchan on Salman-Shah Rukh fight
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan reportedly had a spat in which the latter had used derogatory language for Aishwarya Rai. Jaya Bachchan, mother-in-law of Aishwarya Rai, had stated that had Shah Rukh done the same at her house, he would have received a tight slap.
“If he was at my home, I would have slapped him, just as I would my own son. But I have connected with him in my soul, and that’s it.”
8. Kangana Ranaut on Deepika Padukone not calling her
Kangana Ranaut’s Queen performance had everyone excited and raving about her acting skills. So much so, that Deepika Padukone won an award and dedicated it to Kangana as well. However, the Queen actress did not respond in kind:-
“I knew I was getting the award. I chose not to go there. So there is a reason behind it. And I did get genuine compliments from Shah Rukh Khan who called me directly, Salman Khan, Aamir sir called me directly. Amitabh Bachchan called me directly. Priyanka (Chopra) did. Everyone called me. But Deepika never called me directly.”
9. Bipasha Basu on John Abraham
Bipasha Basu and John Abraham were the hottest couple in Bollywood at one point in time. The two actors had a bitter breakup and reportedly, avoid each other during award shows and public events. Here’s what she said about her once boyfriend, when asked about him in an inerview:-
“Who? I don’t know that person.”
10. Kangana Ranaut on Deepika’s ‘My Choice’ video
Deepika Padukone’s ‘My Choice’ video generated quite a lot of responses and criticisms from all quarters. Kangana took Deepika to task and criticized her video by saying:-
“Women empowerment does not mean you create [a] complex among men. Then it will take 20 more years to empower men.”