The best way for magazines to grab attention is by coming up with a stellar coverpage which is of course high on shock factor. So here’s looking back at seven most controversial magazine covers which took our nation by storm
Aamir Khan is one actor who has managed to stay away from controversies almost all his career. But in 2005 the superstar got embroiled in an ugly controversy thanks to the cover of a popular glossy.
His Baazi co-star Mamta Kulkarni found herself behind the bars when she shot for the cover of the same magazine. This was back in ‘90s. Posing for a magazine wasn’t a crime even then but Mamta had to pay a price for her daredevil act. But before Mamta Kulkarni, the original diva of Bollywood Rekha decided to bare it all for a magazine cover in 1975 and it created quite a stir. However, wethinks the title of the ‘most controversial cover magazine’ goes to Mahesh Bhatt and his beti Pooja Bhatt. The duo courted a huge controversy which till date is fresh in our minds. So let’s take a look at these covers which put some of the most celebrated actors of B-town right in the spotlight but for the wrong reason
Aamir Khan: In 2005, this superstar woke up to the shocking news about him having an illicit relationship with British journalist Jessica Hines. That’s not all! The popular glossy carried this as their cover story which also stated that Aamir was the father of Hines two-year-old son Jaan whom he had abandoned.
Mamta Kulkarni: This B-town beauty posed nude for the cover of a popular glossy and though it grabbed eyeballs, Mamta had no clue of what was in store for her after she dared-to-bare. Apparently, the actor was arrested and asked to pay Rs 15000 as fine for going topless for a photoshoot. Bizarre, hai na? Well, this babe shocked everybody including industrywallas coz back in ‘90s B-town heroines preferred staying away from showing their assets. No wonder, Mamta Kulkarni was touted as the boldest leading lady of Bollywood at that time.
Hrithik Roshan – Kareena Kapoor Khan: A lot has been said about how Duggu and Bebo were once the ‘it’ couple of Bollywood despite the fact that Jr Roshan was somebody else’s man. While this supposedly torrid affair was under the wraps until Stardust magazine reported about Hrithik and Kareena’s relationship as their cover story.
Rekha: From scandals to nude pictures, the Silsila actor stayed in the news throughout her filmi career for various reasons. At a time when Bollywood was far from being westernised, Rekha shed all her inhibitions and posed nude for the cover a filmy magazine.
Pooja Bhatt: This former actor-turned-filmmaker courted many controversies during her hey days in Bollywood. But topping that list is the magazine cover for which Pooja kissed her father Mahesh Bhatt. This father-daughter duo grabbed headlines post that and till date their infamous kissing picture is talked-about. Few years back while talking about the same to a leading daily, Mahesh Bhatt had said, “It was to do with the sensitivity of that region. They did not understand that Pooja comes from an Anglo-Indian family where a daughter and a father kissing is not looked at as incestuous. It was unnecessary noise.” That’s not all! Ms Bhatt once came under the scanner when she spray painted her body and posed for the cover of another magazine. The talented actor was inspired by Hollywood hottie Demi Moore who had walked down the same path.
Mithun Chakraborty: Ok, so this isn’t a controversial magazine cover but we found it very funny and hence decided to mention it. Before we saw John Abraham just in his trunks in Dostana, it was Mithun Chakraborty who almost bared it all for the cover of a magazine. Check out the picture and tell us – does he look hot or funny?