Top Controversial Bollywood Movies that made headlines

Top Controversial Bollywood Movies that made headlines 

by Isha Mayer | Sat, Jul 1, 2017, http://www.filmfare.com/featur...headlines-21962.html

Bollywood movies and controversies go hand in hand. In India, sex, politics, nudity, religious sentiments or even an actor’s opinions are always taken into consideration before releasing a film.

There have been a lot of movies in the past that have stirred some serious controversies.

And now Lipstick Under My Burkha is making headlines. On that note, Here’s a list Bollywood movies that have courted controversies.

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10) Oh My God (2012): The movie was not taken well by certain Hindus because of the way the honest rituals were portrayed in the movie. Even today, Bollywood movies as well as the people involved in its making get caught up in controversies which put them in the negative limelight.

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11) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016): Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, had a controversial angle to it. After the Uri attacks, the members of the COEAI (Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India) had decided that no movie starring Pakistani actors would be released in Indian theatres. Pakistani actor Fawad Khan had a pivotal role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil but most of his scenes were cut off from the film which left the entire team disappointed.

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12) Udta Punjab (2016): The film got into a controversy because of its content. The movie spoke about the rampant use of drugs in Punjab. Some felt that it was defaming Punjab while the CFBC wanted to cut out all the references to Punjab as well as the abusive language.

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13) Nishabdh (2007):  Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jiah Khan, the movie revolved around how a married man in his sixties fell in love with a teenage girl. The Congress had a problem with the content as they felt it was against Indian values. It was also banned in Allahabad.

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15) Parched (2015): A woman centric film, the movie struck a controversy before its release when a leaked clip of Radhika Apte and Adil Hussain's sex scene was being circulated. Radhika Apte was quite upset with it and the filmmakers said that there was much more to the movie.

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17) The Dirty Picture (2011): The film spoke about Silk Smitha’s life. It had Vidya Balan play the lead role but it sparked controversies due to two reasons. One was because of its posters and two, because Silk Smitha’s brothers objected to it and also sent notices to the makers.

 

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18) Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017): Lipstick Under My Burkha is the latest movie to have a controversy. Even though the movie received accolades in film festivals and also won the Oxfom Award for Best Film on Gender Equality, the CFBC seemed to have a problem with the bold content of the film which talks about a woman’s fantasy above life and hadn’t certified it. However, the movie is out of this mess and will release on 21st July, 2017.

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