Aryan Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Rihanna: 2021 Bollywood court saw controversy

Aryan Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Rihanna: 2021 Bollywood creates controversy again. Image Credit: Twitter

Aryan Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Rihanna: 2021 Bollywood creates controversy again. Image Credit: Twitter

2021 has been another turbulent year for the Hindi film industry, which has been plagued by controversy, FIRs, arrests, protests and trolling, even as leading figures in Bollywood have come under the scrutiny of central agencies such as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Enforcement Directorate. (ED) and the Income Tax Department.

The film industry faced opposition from all angles, handling multiple FIRs for the art it performed, and finding comedians getting into trouble or exploding over the jokes they cracked.

Aryan, the 24-year-old son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been making headlines since being arrested by the NCB following a raid on a cruise ship seized in October.

Despite being a Star Kid, Aryan quickly slipped out of the media spotlight and gained national and international attention.

Aryan was released on bail after spending 28 days in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail, but his time behind bars led to a political storm outside.

After the central agency discovered WhatsApp chats during the investigation against Aryan, Aryan’s close friend and actress Ananya Pandey was the only Bollywood person to appear before the NCB, which was completely different from last year. , Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh were also questioned in connection with drug use in the film industry.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actors Tapsi Pannu and Sonu Sood were in the news after a raid by the Income Tax Department.

Kashyap and Pannu – both considered anti-establishment voices – raided Sood in September, when they came under scanner in March.

Meanwhile, the Central Board of Direct Taxes claimed that the actor had diverted “unaccounted income from various fake companies in the form of fake unsecured loans” after the IT department raided Sood and the Lucknow-based infrastructure group. Sood, who made headlines during the lockdown for arranging free transportation by rail, air and road for many migrant workers to reach their home states, said he had set aside every penny of his foundation for the poor.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jacqueline Fernandes are two Bollywood personalities who have come under ED radar.

When the 48-year-old actor was questioned in connection with the 2016 ‘Panama Papers’ global tax evasion case, Fernandez was questioned in connection with the money laundering investigation.

Actress Shilpa Shetty and her family were found in the middle of a storm after her businessman husband Raj Kundra was arrested in July in a pornography case and finally released on bail in September.

The actress, a mother of two, was subjected to severe trolling and media scrutiny, prompting her to post a statement on social media urging people to provide family privacy.

Bollywood, which has already faced a difficult year in 2020 as an industry, is undergoing much testing this year as well, with audiences and political parties scrutinizing its every move.

The political saga of the Amazon Prime video starring Saif Ali Khan and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, which was released in January, has been hit by multiple FIRs and nationwide protests accusing it of hurting religious statements.

The streamer and the show’s team had to apologize. Eventually they were forced to skip the controversial sequences.

Anger against the industry was fueled by advertisements featuring actors like Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt, not just in movies and serials.

Opposition groups called for a boycott of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s protest against the Aamir’s tire-major advertisement, but the right-wingers branded Bhatt for advertising a clothing brand called ‘Kanyadan’, which he described as “Hindu phobic”. .

Though such voices were largely confined to social media, things changed when Bajrang Dal activists attacked filmmaker Prakash and his gang while filming the third season of the Ashram in Bhopal. The director alleged that he had misrepresented Hindus.

Actor and comedian Veer Das has embarrassed himself with his monologue ‘I come from two Indians’ and has faced multiple police complaints about his six-minute satirical video. Similarly, the shows of comedians Munawar Farooqi and Kunal Kamra were canceled in Bangalore.

Actress Kangana Ranaut is among those who have demanded stern action against Das in a year that has seen multiple police complaints and suspensions from Twitter.

Runout continued to attack anyone opposed to the establishment, including international pop star Rihanna and Punjabi actor Diljit Dosanjh, who announced their support for the farmers’ strike. In February, Rihanna criticized the Internet shutdown of the protest site, saying, “Why don’t we talk about it?” To counter her one-line tweet, leading Bollywood stars and sports stars posted similar tweets to talk about “half truths” and “discrimination”.

Following Mamata Banerjee’s victory over Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and post-election violence, Ranawatta’s Twitter profile was permanently suspended in May due to repeated violations of the law.

Months later, in November, Ranawath, known for his often polarizing provocative remarks, became even more embarrassed when the Narendra Modi – led government came to power in 2014 and declared independence in 1947, when India was declared “independent”. Begging “, or begging.


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