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Bollywood Yearender 2022: From Deepika Padukone’s saffron bikini in Besharam Rang to Ranveer Singh’s oops photoshoot, the biggest controversies

The year 2022 saw many Bollywood stars landing in trouble and being trolled for some legitimate and bizarre mistakes. Even though they are still in the news, we take you down memory lane on the controversies that dogged Bollywood this year.

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Bollywood Yearender 2022

by- Divyansh Thakur

Tinsel town shines bright like a diamond as the year ends but it has a dark side as well. The actors, who we think are living the good life, land in trouble very often due to their slightest mistakes.

Hindi cinema is already suffering the ill-effects of the trend of films getting boycotted, and amid this armtwisting, many actors, filmmakers are blasted for their comments, tweets or even the dresses they wear or even when they don’t.

2022 saw a number of Bollywood stars in deep hot water and being trolled for some legitimate and bizarre mistakes. Even though they are still in the news, we take you down memory lane on the controversies that dogged Bollywood this year.

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Deepika Padukone’s saffron bikini in Besharam Rang

As soon as the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan’s song Besharam Rang was released, it won kudos and love from the fans but also a lot of criticism from the BJP functionaries and right wing organisations.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said the green and saffron colours of the actors’ clothing, as well as the song’s lyrics and the movie’s title, all need to be fixed before the movie’s release in January 2023. Many other Hindu outfits staged protests across the country, demanding a ban on the film.

Ranveer Singh charged after his naked photoshoot

Ranveer Singh has previously been the subject of jokes because of his zany wardrobe choices, which frequently shock the eyeball.

But in September this year, he dropped every bit of them! The actor went buck naked for a photoshoot for PAPER magazine.

An FIR was filed against him in Mumbai and a number of social activists even launched a campaign to collect clothes for the actor.

IFFI jury chief Nadav Lapid and The Kashmir Files

The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, grabbed attention throughout the year. Israeli director and IFFI jury chair Nadav Lapid said the film was vulgar and propaganda, which sparked a heated discussion.

Lapid made several comments against the film during the closing ceremony of the 53rd IFFI, which sparked debate against him. Some defended him, while others accused him of being unsympathetic to the plight of Kashmiri Pandits.

Kaali Poster controversy

Leena Manimekalai, an Indian documentary maker, posted the poster she curated for her film Kaali, which kicked up a row. The depiction of Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette in this poster offended many people.

In addition to smoking, the poster showed the actress portraying Kali holding a trishul in one hand and the LGBTQ pride flag in the other. Many said that the Hindu deity was being disrespected and called for the filmmaker to face harsh punishment. After the outcry, the filmmaker was the target of numerous FIRs, but she stood her ground.

Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi get ED summons

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi were summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the money laundering case launched against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

Chandrashekhar was introduced to both actors by Bollywood actor Pinky Irani. In August, the ED’s Delhi office summoned Fatehi, and in September, the ED repeatedly recorded Fernandez’s statement for the case.

Richa Chadda’s Galwan moment

The Gangs of Wasseypur actor was the recipient of harsh criticism for her reply “Galwan says Hi” to a tweet quoting the Northern Command GOC-in-C saying the Indian Army was prepared to wrest back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Akshay Kumar was among the celebrities who criticised Richa Chadda for her comment. Veteran actor Prakash Raj, a Modi critic, defended her and denounced Akshay Kumar. She also faced backlash from Shiv Sena spokesperson Anand Dubey, who demanded stern action against the “anti-national” actor from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Home Minister Amit Shah.

Sajid Khan in Bigg Boss 16 and #MeToo

In October 2021, the #MeToo movement converged on Bigg Boss Season 16 when Sajid Khan was listed as a participant.

Khan had been accused of sexually harassing nine women. Due to his nomination, actors Ali Fazal, Mandana Karimi, Sherlyn and Saloni Chopra, as well as singer Sona Mohapatra, all demanded that he be kicked off Bigg Boss. But Bigg Boss, as we know, thrives on any publicity, good, bad or the #MeToo kind.

Dhanush divorces Aishwarya Rajinikanth

Cinema is where romance and real-life love stories are brought to life, as seen in the Dhanush and Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s divorce.

Divorces and breakups occasionally make the news, though. The couple had two sons after their wedding in 2004. They requested that people respect their privacy when they announced their separation earlier this year on social media.

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Gullak season 4 trailer out: Mishra family faces new challenges as Aman steps into adulthood

Gullak Season 4 to hit Sony LIV on June 7

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Gullak season 4 trailer released: Mishra family faces new challenges as Aman steps into adulthood

The makers of the popular series Gullak have released the highly awaited trailer for its fourth season, which will premiere on Sony LIV on June 7. The new season promises a delightful mix of family dynamics, sibling bonds, and the trials of growing up, as the Mishra family returns to navigate new challenges.

Sharing the trailer on social media, the makers stated in the caption that they are bringing the essence of life with new stories in Gullak Season 4. They also mentioned that the series will be streaming exclusively on Sony LIV starting June 7, along with the hashtags #NayeHisseNayeKisse and #GullakOnSonyLIV.

The trailer, which is shared widely on social media, focuses on Aman, the youngest Mishra, dealing with adulthood-challenges. The trailer shows the evolving relationship between Aman and his older brother, Anand, which takes the spotlight and highlights Aman’s quest for independence and privacy, which causes tension between the siblings.

In the 2-minutes long trailer it is also shown that Aman falls in love with Aditi, marking a big moment in his life.

The trailer has caused significant excitement and anticipation among fans, who have expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming season. One fan expressed gratitude to TVF for the Gullak and Panchayat web series, mentioning that they made their summer enjoyable. Another fan said they think the new season will be amazing, considering how great the first three seasons were.

Gullak which was fist released in 27 June 2019, includes a steller cast of Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, and Harsh Mayar. The second season was released in January 15, 2021 and the third season came in April 7, 2022. The show, which is based on real middle-class family life, is created by Shreyansh Pandey.

As Gullak Season 4 prepares to hit Sony LIV on June 7, fans can catch up on previous seasons, also available on the platform. This marks a milestone for the Indian web series, as Gullak becomes one of the few to be renewed for a fourth season.

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Happy Birthday Mohanlal: Friends, industry colleagues and fans wish Malayalam superstar on his 64th birthday

Superstar Mohanlal turns 64 today and wishes are pouring in from all quarters. The Malayalam superstar is celebrating the day with his family and friends.

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Happy Birthday Mohanlal: Friends, industry colleagues and fans wish Malayalam superstar on his 64th birthday

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is celebrating his 64th birthday on May 21 and social media is filled with wishes from his industry colleagues, friends and fans. Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is currently working with him on Lucifer 2 shared a picture from the film sets to wish him. His fans are leaving no stones unturned to wish their favourite superstar on his birthday as they have been sharing photos and videos on X.

Mammootty shared a photograph with Mohanlal, which was taken at a recent film event. In the picture, the Bramayugam actor can be seen kissing Mohanlal on his cheek and wrote, Happy Birthday Dear Lal @Mohanlal.

Kamal Haasan took to X and wished Mohanlal on his birthday on May 21. He wrote, Lead man for 40 years among a very critical and discerning audience. 400 films? Some might exclaim in disbelief. He, on the contrary was looking forward to him beating Mr. Prem Nazir’s record of 500 films. On his birthday, that is his best wish to him. Haasan prayed for Mohanlal’s good health, and hoped the Malayalam superstar will break many more records.

Oscar-award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty wished Mohanlal on his birthday in a very sweet manner. He took to X and posted Happy Birthday to the one and only, a fascination of every Malayalees and that of every Indian cinema lovers…@Mohanlal #HappyBirthday.

Malayalam and Tamil actor Sshivada Nair shared a picture of the Malayalam superstar and wished him Happy birthday.

Screenwriter and subtitler Vivek Ranjit called Mohanlal wrote, Happy Birthday Magician! The greatest there was, the greatest there is, the greatest there ever will be. @Mohanlal #HappyBirthdayMohanlal #HappyBirthdayLaletta.

One Mohanlal fan wrote Happy Birthday to the man who made him fall in love with Cinema! He said Mohanlal always had a place in his heart and wished him Happy Birthday along with heart emojis.

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Jacqueline Fernandez stuns in custom sequin gown at Cannes 2024

Jacqueline Fernandez opted for shimmering rose gold custom gown crafted by Mikael D Couture for her red carpet walk.

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Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez has made a dazzling debut at the prestigious 77th Cannes Film Festival, showcasing her breathtaking beauty. Adorned in a striking metallic gown, the Bollywood actor illuminated the iconic red carpet, where she represented a high-end vehicle brand.

The Race 3 actor gracefully grabbed the spotlight in a shimmering rose gold custom gown crafted by Mikael D Couture. Enhancing the ensemble, she adorned herself with earrings from the collection of exquisite Hassanzade Jewellery. She styled her hair with classic soft waves, completing the look with effortless elegance. 

Earlier, before leaving Mumbai to attend the red carpet, she said about her overwhelming sense of excitement as she eagerly awaited her return to the Cannes Film Festival this year, especially with the added thrill of partnering with BMW. She felt anticipation building within her as she looked forward to the event, cherishing the chance to showcase the rich cultural tapestry of the Southeast Asian diaspora on the world stage. Jacqueline expressed how it is a momentous occasion for her to grace the prestigious red carpet, a pathway walked by countless cinematic icons, and she feels deeply honoured by the opportunity.

The last time Jacqueline attended the film festival was in 2015 when she received an invitation from the Queen of Malaysia, marking her debut on the grand stage. Notably, during that visit, she also had the privilege of attending supermodel Naomi Campbell’s 45th birthday celebration aboard a private yacht, adding an extra touch of glamour to her Cannes experience.

Regarding her professional endeavours, Jacqueline was last seen 2023 action comedy film Selfiee directed by Raj Mehta.The film starred Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Diana Penty, Mrunal Thakur and Nushrat Bharucha. The actor is currently working on her latest project titled Fateh.

Meanwhile, this year, newbies Kiara Advani, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sobhita Dhulipala and Cannes veteran Aishwarya Rai also attended the prestigious film festival.

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