Bollywood is the most popular term in the world of cinema or films.Not only in India, but people all over the world love to watch Bollywood films.One can say this by the popularity of Bollywood movies abroad.Indians and non-Indians both enjoy the colorful world of Bollywood.Not only movies, but Bollywood actors are also popular among masses.Bollywood is also popular for one more thing, Controversies.Let’s have a look at the eight most controversial Bollywood films of 2012.
8.Dabangg 2 : Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Dabangg 2 is all set to release this week on December 21, 2012.Dabangg 2 is the sequel to 2010 blockbuster Dabangg.Directed by Abhinav Kashyap and starring Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey, Dabangg broke all previous records in box office.Abhinav is not a part of the franchise anymore, Arbaaz Khan is the Director of Dabangg 2.Abhinav Kashyap was also the co-writer of Dabangg and there were some questions about who holds the copyright over the film’s story.Arbaaz Khan made it very clear that Dabangg 2 is a new story set in a different location.He further clarified…
Let me set the record straight once for and all here. Story of Dabangg is with us and Abhinav doesn’t have any rights with him. In any case, the original writer of Dabangg was Dilip Shukla while Abhinav only made contribution to the film’s screenplay. Now with Dabangg 2 starting afresh, there isn’t anyone who can come and stake any claim whatsoever.
7.Talaash : Aamir Khan’s latest release “Talaash” is no doubt a good dose of entertainment, but before the films release there were reports of clash between Director of the film Reema Kagti and Aamir.According to the report Mr.Perfectionist was not satisfied with the output of some parts of the film and he wanted to reshoot those scenes.Director Reema Kagti refused to do so and that lead to an argument, following which Aamir said he will be unavailable for the promotion of the film.Later both Aamir and Reema clarified that there’s no such argument and it’s a false buzz.
6.Jab Tak Hai Jaan : Yash Chopra’s last tale of love and sacrifice also landed into controversy.Before the release of the film the makers got a legal notice from Actor-Producer Ajay Devgn.Ajay’s film “Son Of Sardaar” also released at the same time and he was unhappy with the monopolistic business of Yash Raj Production.According to Ajay, Yash Raj Production was taking advantage of their strong position in Indian cinema market to get more screens allotted to “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”.
5.Student Of The Year : I salute Karan Johar’s courage to mix and remix same old scripts and make big budget craps out of it.A rich and pretty girl, two fair and handsome guys and a over glamorous high school, there’s a lot of imagination behind it, right? But that’s not what we are talking about here, we are talking about controversies and SOTY may not have attracted crowd, but the movie managed to run into controversy.One of the song “Radha” was hugely criticized by Hindus as the makers call Radha sexy.FIR was lodged in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district under section 294 (Obscene acts and songs to annoyance of others), 295 (deliberate and malicious act intended to hurt religious feelings and 295A (injuring or defiling place of worship intended to insult the religion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
4.Heroine : Madhur Bhandarkar is one of those directors who believes in making films that reflects reality or real life, Heroine wasn’t different.Madhur Bhandarkar’s heroine for this movie was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but because of her pregnancy which according to Madhur was kept secret for quite sometime, he dropped Aishwarya all of a sudden and decided to go with Kareena Kapoor.He was very upset and said that Aishwarya’s pregnancy would not have gone well with her character as a diva.After the initial posters of Aishwarya in and as Heroine, the sudden change was enough to make the film the hottest topic in social networks.
3.Barfi : One of the most beautiful films of recent times “Barfi” also landed into controversy.A Mumbai based company, Murphy Enterprises, sent legal notice to UTV Motion pictures for using their trademark Murphy without NOC.The makers of the movie used the word Murphy in a song.The lines of the song…
Barfi Jab Amma Ji Ki Kokh Me Tha Soya
Amma Ne Murphy Ka Radio Mangaaya
Murphy Munna Jaisa Lala Amma Ka Tha Sapna
Munna Jab Haule Haule Duniya Me Aaya
Baba Ne Shillon Wala Station Lagaya
Radio On Hua, Amma Off Hui, Tuta Har Sapna.
2.Jism 2 : The Bhatt’s are famous for making films with erotic content and they went a step further with Jism 2.Pooja Bhatt, director of the film introduced Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone in this erotic thriller.Jism 2 sensual promotional poster was the first to grab eyeballs and was the beginning of the controversies.There were reports that the sensual poster of the film is copied from Felix Bendish’s visual for a fashion show back in 2010.Later it was also disclosed that the girl in Jism 2 promotional poster is originally not Sunny Leone but model, Nathalia Kaur.That’s not all, according to reports the title track of Jism 2 “Yeh Jism” was also copied from a Turkish song.After all controversies and heavy marketing the movie still failed to get people’s attention.
1.Hate Story : The most controversial Bollywood film of 2012 is Vikram Bhatt’s Hate Story.Indians are still not completely ready to digest such bold subjects and talk about a film with such skin show, at least not publicly.The film got mixed response from the public, some love it and some hate it.The main cause of controversy was the films erotic content.Bong beauty Paoli Dam made her Bollywood debut with this film.First she raised many eyebrows with the promotional poster where her bare back was exposed and then the sensual trailer.The film got an ‘A’ certificate and was heavily censored because of sexual content and nudity.