2022 wasn’t a great year of Bollywood. Not only Bollywood failed at the box office but also found itself in the middle of many shocking controversies. Here are 8 biggest controversies that left Bollywood shocked in 2022:
Biggest Bollywood Controversies Of 2022 That Shook The Nation
A single poster from the movie Kaali caused nationwide controversy. The depiction of Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette in the poster offended many people. Many people protested against the release of the movie and demanded harsh punishment for the filmmaker Leena Manimekalai for hurting religious sentiment. After the protests, the movie maker was the target of numerous FIRs and protests.
3. The Kashmir Files– IFFI Row
During the recent International Film Festival of India in Goa, the head of the Jury, Nadav Lapid, referred to The Kashmir Files as “propaganda, vulgar.” During his speech, Nadav Lapid said, “All of us were disturbed and shocked by the 15th film, The Kashmir Files. That felt like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to openly share these feelings here with you at this stage. In the spirit of this festival, can surely also accept a critical discussion, which is essential for art and life.”
Biggest Bollywood Controversies Of 2022 That Shook The Country
5. Ranveer Singh’s Photoshoot
Ranveer Singh became the focus of massive controversy after he posed naked for a magazine photoshoot earlier this year. After the photos went viral, the FIR was filed under many IPC Sections, including 292 (sale of obscene books, etc.), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young people), 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), and provisions of the Information Technology Act.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez’s Involvement With Conman Sukesh
In Rs. 200 Crores extortion case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, ED submitted a supplemental charge sheet naming Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused. While the con artist Sukesh is currently in jail, Jacqueline is out on bail as investigations are still underway.
7. Akshay Kumar Tobacco Endorsement
Akshay Kumar’s Tobacco Endorsement was heavily criticized across the country. Many called out Akshay Kumar for his hypocrisy as the old video of him claiming that celebs should not endorse products like tobacco went viral. Akshay Kumar’s Tobacco Endorsement was so heavily criticized that he had to openly apologize to the netizens.
8. Deepika Padukone’s Besharam Rang
Shah Rukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan became the center of massive controversy when many people expressed their objection to the song Besharam Rang. From calling it vulgar and cheap to being angry at Deepika’s saffron-colored bikini, the calls to boycott ‘Pathan’ started trending.
2022 was definitely a year of Boycotts & Controversies for Bollywood. We hope 2023 turns out better for Bollywood and hope it will soon regain its lost charm. What do you think about Bollywood & its recent controversies? Tell us in the comments below.