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Let us take a look at some of the most talked about Bollywood controversies which have stayed in news for considerably long time.
#1. Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea featured in an advertisement for an undergarment brand that was pulled down for being too provocative. In 1998, Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea got featured in an advertisement for a Switzerland based undergarment brand. This advertisement was soon pulled down as it was considered 'to be too crass for Indian sensibilities'. The ad also faced backlash from several women's organizations, who raised protests.
#2. Aamir Khan allegedly has a love child with British journalist Jessica Hines who he met on the sets of Ghulam.Aamir Khan and Jessica Hines were in a live-in relationship when Jessica got pregnant with Aamir's child. Aamir reportedly asked her to either abort the child or forego their relationship. She chose the latter and gave birth to a son named Jaan. Both, mother and son live in London. Jessica Hines is a British journalist who is best known as the author of a biography on Amitabh Bachchan.
#3. SRK slapped Shirish Kunder at a party after the latter got drunk and followed King Khan everywhere like a puppy.In 2008, Shahrukh Khan slapped Farah Khan's husband, Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt's party. According to reports, Shirish was drunk and followed Khan everywhere while until the latter lost his control. The real reason behind it is still unknown. However, Shirish Kunder apologised to Khan for his behaviour saying, "Shah Rukh and I just met, had a heart to heart chat and have resolved all misunderstandings. All animosity is now sorted for good. Some incidents in our life when resolved makes relationships stronger than they were ever before."
#4. Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned Akshay Kumar's jeans at a fashion show. In 2009, Akshay Kumar got Twinkle Khanna to unbutton his jeans as part of promotions for a denim brand at Lakme Fashion Week. This caused a reaction in India leading to the arrest of his wife for allegedly obscene behaviour at the event. She was later released on a case bail of Rs. 950.
#5. Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre featured in a nude advertisement which faced a lot of flak. The leading models of their times, Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre posed nude for the advertisement of Tuff shoes which created a lot of controversy back in 1995. The two were even dating then.
#6. Radhika Apte's nude pictures she took of herself were leaked online. In 2014, Radhika Apte's nude self-shot pictures went viral on social networking websites. "You guys! If you’re going to get someone to pass off as naked me, she needs to look a lot more like me," she Tweeted dismissing the news.
#7. Rekha and Kajol's 'cozy' photoshoot for a popular film magazine from the 90s. Rekha and Kajol had shot for the magazine back in the 90s which created a controversial stir in the country. The actresses were seen tucked into one sweater which did not get down too well with the Indian audiences.
#8. Shilpa Shetty got kissed by Richard Gere at a press conference and Indians lost their marbles and rushed to avenge Shetty's honour. In 2007, Hollywood actor Richard Gere kissed Shilpa Shetty on her cheek at an AIDS-awareness function in New Delhi. This sparked a great number of protests in India which claimed that Shetty had dishonoured her cullture. Gere apologised to her later on. However, arrest warrants were issued for them by Rajasthan Court for violating obscenity laws. The Supreme Court of India subsequently dismissed the suit and suspended the arrest warrants.
#9. Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt appeared on a magazine cover kissing each other. Mahesh Bhatt shot for a magazine cover with daughter Pooja Bhatt and they indulged in a kiss. This picture was slammed by the fans and became the much talked about story in the town. "If Pooja wasn't my daughter, I'd love to marry her," said Bhatt, thus adding more fuel to the fire.
#10. Rekha and Biswajeet's kissing scene in the film Do Shikaari lead to the films release being stalled for ten years.When this scene of Rekha and Biswajeet was captured on camera, the film Anjaana Safar (1969) ran into censor troubles. It took almost 10 years to complete and was later released as Do Shikaari in 1979. It also made to the cover of the 1969 Asian edition of Life Magazine.