2021 was more than controversies for Bollywood industry, from Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan’ arrest to Kangana Ranaut to Raj Kundra, here are the controversies you are looking for:
Raj Kundra arrested in porn case
In July, Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra was arrested in connection with an alleged porn racket. He was accused of producing and distributing pornographic content through his apps. The couple kept silent on the arrest & controversies for a while but Shilpa finally released a statement on social media, asking everyone to be respectful of her privacy. She added that she had faith in the country’s judiciary to deliver justice. Raj was released on bail in September.
Aryan Khan arrested in drugs case
In October, Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested in connection to a drug bust aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested him and he had to spend almost three weeks in jail. He was released on bail on October 28. The court found that Aryan had no drugs on his person. He was asked to mark weekly attendance at the NCB office but he has been given relief from that as well now.
Kangana Ranaut banned from Twitter
After making a bunch of controversial statements on Twitter, Kangana Ranaut was banned from the app in May. She reportedly made inflammatory comments about the West Bengal elections when Twitter decided to ban her permanently. Since then, she has been sharing her ‘thoughts’ on Instagram and the homegrown Koo app instead. There too, she regularly sparks ups controversies with her comments.
IT raids on Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu
The Income Tax department raided properties of actor Taapsee Pannu and director Anurag Kashyap in March. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman also commented on the raids. A few days after the raid, Taapsee wrote in a tweet, “3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily. 1. The keys of the ‘alleged’ bungalow that I apparently own in Paris. Because summer holidays are around the corner. 2. The ‘alleged’ receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that money before 3. My memory of 2013 raid that happened with me according to our honourable finance minister.”