Bollywood is full of gossips and masala. Every year the industry serves a lot of entertainment to the audience by not just movies but other gossips and scandals. The year 2017 was also full of scoops, scandals, and gossips. With the increasing intolerance among people and increasing trolling in social media platforms, the number of scandals increased in 2017. From the failure of so many high-budget movies to the success of concept movies, the death of many veteran actors, the divorce of some big celebs and much more, the year had all good and bad things. With so many controversies and interesting stories than movies, the Bollywood has proved that it is not just about films. Here are the top 27 highlights 2017, which kept Bollywood in limelight not just in India but also across the world.
- Divorces of Top Celebrity Couples
The year started on a sour note when it came to the couple relationships. There were too many headline-grabbing divorces in 2017, which included:
- Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan
- Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara
- Himesh Reshamiya and Komal
- Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna
Raees and Kabil clashed on box office and made a lot of news. There were so many rumors about the sour relationship of Rakesh Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan on the clash of release dates not just once but multiple times.
Priyanka Chopra made India proud by not just grabbing a role in Hollywood movie Baywatch but also becoming a part of American talk shows and presenting an award at the Golden Globes. The lady has also signed three more Hollywood movies and shooting for the third season of Quantico.
Veteran actor Om Puri first came into limelight for his comments on army officers and then his sudden demise on January 06, 2017.
- Kangana Ranaut’s Nepotism Comment on Koffee With Karan
Koffee with Karan continued to entertain the audience. The show go the maximum limelight for Kanagana’s episode where she called Karan Johar the flag bearer of Nepotism in Bollywood.
- Kajol’s Cold War With Karan Johar and Their Patch Up
Kajol and Karan Johar’s year’s long friendship went sour after box-office clash of Ajay Devgn and KJO’s movie Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil respectively. However, the cold war ended after arrival of Karan Johar’s kids, which no doubt is a great thing.
Following the footprints of Tusshar Kapoor, Karan Johar also became a single father of twin kids. He named his son Yash and daughter Roohi.
Where so many celebrities like Soha Ali Khan, Esha Deol, Lisa Haydon, Celina Jaitly, Fardeen Khan and Asin welcomed their own babies, celebrities like Sunny Leone and TV actors Gurmeet and Debina adopted kids to become parents.
Fans were really eager to see the jodi of Karan Arjun i.e. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan together after decades in the movie Tubelight. But as against expectations, Bhai’s movie couldn’t create the magic on box office and failed miserably.
- Celebrity Weddings
Apart from so many breakups and divorces, the year 2017 had many fat weddings as well. So many celebrity couples got hitched in 2017.
- Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini
- Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan
- Hrishita Bhat and senior UN diplomat Anand Tiwari
- Aftab Shivdasani and Nin’s second wedding
- Riya Sen and Shivam Tewari
- Amrita Puri and Imrun Sethi
- Attack on Padmavati
Though the movie had been in controversies since its announcement, the problems increased more after the release of Padmavati trailer and poster. Death threats for the actors and the maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali increased after the announcement of movie’s release date. The release dates have been postponed multiple times. Hope the movie gets released in 2018 with no hue and cry.
The year seemed to be difficult for Katrina Kaif as the lady had to deal with her break-up with beau Ranbeer Kapoor for the promotions of Jagga Jasoos. The lady is now promoting Tiger Zinda Hai with ex-boyfriend Salman Khan.
Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan’s controversy took many turns with both the actors proving their point and coming in light to clarify other’s blames. Kangana spoke openly about her relationships and bad experiences in the industry in ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, which however got her into more troubles.
- Replies to Kangana’s Blames by Ex-boyfriends
From Aditya Pancholi to Adhyayan Suman and his family, all came ahead to shut down Kangana and her lame accuses she made of them. Even Aditya Pancholi’s wife Zareena Wahab also spoke on her husband’s affair with the lady and stories she cooked on ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.
Though they broke their marriage and divorced each other, when Hrithik needed it the most, like a true love and childhood friend, Sussanne came to his rescue. She supported her ex-husband in Kangana’s controversy and hit back at Kangana for her derogatory comments.
Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover’s mid-air fight and then drowned TRP’s of the show, made one of the biggest gossips in Bollywood. Kapil Sharma hit Sunil Grover with a show on a flight following which his “The Kapil Sharma Show’s” team got divided into two parts. Many actors left the show and stood by Sunil Grover.
- Rishi Kapoor’s Creepy Tweets
The veteran actor started on Tweeter as a fun-loving and jovial person. He entertained the fans with his funny tweets, which soon turned creepy. He got into various arguments with the followers for his creepy tweets.
- Sonu Nigam’s Tweet and Following Controversy
Singer Sonu Nigam complained about the loud noise of Azaan and 4 am through a tweet, which got him into deep troubles. Some maulvi announced to pay a huge money to the person who shaves Sonu’s head. In a dramatic turn, Sonu shaved his head himself within 48 hours and demanded the money for the person who shaved his head.
Though Deepika Padukone had walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival in 2012, in 2017 she went there as the brand ambassador of L’oreal. And the lady proved that she is a true red carpet queen.
- Suspension of Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter
The singer is known for getting into Twitter fights and arguments to make his point heard. But this time he got into trouble for posting offensive tweets. Twitter users complained against him for his lewd comments on Arundhati Roy, paying attention to which Twitter decided to suspend his account.
No doubt the PC looked damn hot and beautiful at Met Gala 2017. She could only dare to wear a trench coat at the gala. But people couldn’t digest this and made hilarious memes of her outfit. From tents to tea and what not, there were so many memes on Priyanka’s Met Gala outfit.
- Katrina Kaif’s Instagram Debut
We made a list of actors who avoid presence on social media and Katrina Kaif’s name topped the list. But looking at the growing popularity of Instagram and the way other actors are connecting with the fans on them, Katrina Kaif also started her Instagram account with a cute beach photo.
- Pahlaj Nihalani’s Exit from Censor Board
Pahlaj Nihalani made it really difficult for the directors and producers to release their movies by suggesting so many cuts. He tried to play a ‘Sanskari’ person but went on to produce a sleazefest movie Julie 2 immediately after his exit. He also called it a family film. Like seriously???
Nawazuddin Siddiquee launched the memoir in which he talked about his multiple affairs with different actresses like Niharika Singh. After the release of the memoir, the actresses came in front and said that all his claims and stories are cooked up just to get sympathy.
- Milind Soman’s Relationship With a Girl Decades Younger to Him
Milin Soman’s relationship with Ankita Konwar came under the scanner due to their huge age gap. The girl is almost half the age of the actor, but putting all the trolling and rumors aside, the couple proved that age is no bar when it comes to true love.
- Manushi Chhillar Won Miss World Crown for India
Haryana’s Girl Manushi Chhillar made India proud by winning Miss World crown after a long gap of 17 years.
- Virat and Anushka’s Wedding
And the last but the most important thing happened in 2017 was Virat and Anushka’s much-awaited wedding. It was like a suspicious game where no one was aware of their wedding but everyone was making flukes. There were so many rumors of their secret wedding in Italy, which got cleared after their wedding pictures started circulating on the internet.