A controversy surfaced around Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' after a migrant Kashmiri Pandit protested against it in Jammu for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by showing the Sun Temple of Kashmir as Devil's Den" in the popular song 'Bismil'. Many also thought the film showed separatists in a positive light, insulted the Indian army and ignored the problems Kashmiri pandits had to face and how who were forced to flee Kashmir.
The tiff between photographers and Salman Khan was one of the most talked about incident of the year. The scuffle kicked off when the star's bouncers had a scuffle with paparazzi during the special launch of the song 'Devil' from his movie 'Kick'. Photographers wanted Khan to apologize for the bouncers' and his bodyguard's behaviour, but the actor didn't.
Filmmaker Homi Adajania's 'Finding Fanny' made headlines when the Censor Board of Film Certification objected to the dialogue and asked the makers to omit it from the film. Thankfully, the censor board gave their nod to include the dialogue I am a virgin" in the film. Director Homi Adajania expressed his elation on Twitter, "Alas a sense of reason prevails! "I'M A VIRGIN" been allowed back in @FindingFanny. A step twds consistency and rationality from the Censors(sic)."
Sonam Kapoor lost her cool when a leading daily reported that the film's song 'Engine ki seeti' was lifted from rip off from Alka Yagnik song composed by Anu Malik for 'Maa'. It's a pity you don't do research before writing articles, 'Anjun ki seeti' is an old Rajasthani folk song!" she had tweeted.
Rohit Shetty's 'Singham Returns' was accused of showing Hindus in a negative manner by a small Hindu organisation, Jan Jagruti Samiti and that's why, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was asked to delete some shots from the film. Actor Ajay stated that the film wasn't stating that every guru was corrupt.
'Humshakals' grabbed everyone's attention for all wrong reasons. Actress Bipasha Basu, who refrained from promoting the film prior to its release, had said she won`t work with director Sajid Khan again. The reason? She was extremely disturbed by the end result" of the film and "didn`t know how to promote the film with all honesty".
The posters of forthcoming film 'PK' which showed Aamir Khan virtually nude left many shocked. Vile Parle Congress legislator Krishna Hegde 'dressed' up the actor's poster and a cutout before a large number of people who cheered and clapped their approval. Terming the actor's posters as "distasteful and against Indian culture," Hegde formally 'clothed' Aamir in the poster in a bright green pair of shorts and a grey tee-shirt. (IANS)
Madhuri Dixit-Naseeruddin Shah starrer 'Dedh Ishqiya' courted controversy for after the makers forgot to give credit to popular singer Begum Akhtar. The film's album has accredited Gulzar and Vishal Bharadwaj for 'Hamari attariya', but Begum Akhtar's fans were upset to know that her name was missed. 2014 saw an interesting blend of films from different genres such as romance, action, drama and horror. But what helped them grab everyone's attention were the controversies they were embroiled in. Here's a look at the films that made headlines, courtesy controversial content, scuffles and controversial quotes. Madhuri Dixit-Naseeruddin Shah starrer 'Dedh Ishqiya' courted controversy for after the makers forgot to give credit to popular singer Begum Akhtar. The film's album has accredited Gulzar and Vishal Bharadwaj for 'Hamari attariya', but Begum Akhtar's fans were upset to know that her name was missed.
Popular soft drink giant Pepsi Co had filed a case against the makers of 'Youngistaan' mentioning that they had the copyright over the title and that they were not permitting anyone else to use it. But the Delhi High Court asked the producers to add an important disclaimer in the film and non-theatrical promos and official pages on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
While Abhishek Bachchan said his mother's quote was blown out of context; SRK and Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to clear air over the controversy. While reports stated that Jaya Bachchan had allegedly referred to the Shah Rukh Khan's film, in which son Abhishek played an important role, nonsensical at an event. "HNY is the most nonsensical film I've seen in recent years. I said that to the film's lead actor as well. I watched it only because Abhishek was part of it. I told him he's a great actor if he can act stupid in front of the camera like that. I can't be part of what is being done in films these days and hence I don't do films anymore," she had said. While Abhishek Bachchan said his mother's quote was blown out of context; SRK and Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to clear air over the controversy.