Posted Tue, July 8, 2014 9:00am IST

Here’s a look at 9 controversies which rocked Bollywood in the first six months of 2014

Bollywood and controversies go hand in hand. While some unintentionally land amidst a boiling squabble, a few choose to create them for personal or professional gains. At the end of the first six months, we decided to look back at nine big stories in the last six months which created a stir in the Bollywood circle. Have a look…

Preity Zinta

Controversy: Ness Wadia allegedly molested Preity Zinta during an IPL match

Date: June 13, 2014

Details: The actor shocked everyone when she filed a molestation case against ex-boyfriend and business partner Ness Wadia. Though the former couple had ended their five year long relationship on an amicable note, the recent trouble in their so called cordial relationship became national news. While latest news suggests that Ness Wadia has submitted names of nine witnesses for his support, Preity seems persistent to punish the businessman.

Salman Khan

Controversy: Hit and Run case

Date: May to June 2014

Details: The first six months of 2014 has been very eventful for the Dabangg star. Salman appeared before a session’s court on May 6, 2014 as three eyewitnesses were testifying against the actor. Sachin Kadam, a security guard with hotel Neelsagar restaurant had confirmed that Salman was behind the wheels when his car hit the victim. However the latest development suggests that the witness has changed his earlier statement and he hasn’t seen Salman coming out of the driver’s seat. Strange! Salman’s case is still pending in the Sessions Court.

Priyanka Chopra

Controversy: Aseem Merchant’s biopic on the Fashion actor’s early life in tinsel town

Date: May 2014

Details: While the dusky actor is doing a biopic on boxer Mary Kom, there were reports which suggested that Priyanka’s ex-boyfriend Aseem Merchant has launched a production house and its first film will revolve around PeeCee’s first few years in tinsel town. Majorly the films’ story would revolve around Priyanka and her ex manager Prakash Jaju’s fallout in 2004. The Gunday actor had sent a legal notice to Aseem for stopping him from making the film.

Ankit Tiwari

Controversy: Accused for rape

Date: May 2014

Details: Aashiqui 2 singer Ankit Tiwari was accused for raping his ex girlfriend. However the singer was granted a bail on May 22, 2014. Ankit claimed that the accusation made against him is false and is done with malicious intentions. The singer’ssombre image has gone for a toss post the rape accusations made against him.

Salman Khan and Narendra Modi

Controversy: Salman supports Modi in the Gujarat riot case

Date: January 2014

Details: While promoting his film Jai Ho Salman Khan met the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi. While speaking to the press Salman extended his support to Modi on the Gujarat riot case. As reported by a leading news portal he said, “Why would Modi say sorry if he is not responsible for it? And if he is responsible for it then why the judiciary gave him a clean chit, why nothing happened?” Mr Khan’s unexpected support to Modi created a huge political tussle.

Mallika Sherawat

Controversy: Wrapped in the Indian National flag for a film’s poster

Date: June 2014

Details: Mallika can rightly be called the queen of controversies. If Rakhi Sawant boasts of that tag on the small screen, Mallika can rightly claim her share of controversies in Bollywood. Recently the Murder actor was seen wrapped in the National flag on the poster of her new film Dirty Politics. The notorious babe attracted many eyeballs with her controversial stint, thus garnering publicity for her forthcoming film.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Controversy: Bebo’s exit from Shuddhi

Date: March 2014

Details: Karan Johar’s Shuddhi has been in news for all the wrong reasons. Hrithik’s exit from the film was a huge loss for the filmmaker, then Kareena too backed out from the project. Buzz suggested that Bebo’s decision has soured her relationship with Karan though Kareena refuted the rumours saying that all is well between the actor-director duo. Recently Kareena shocked everyone when she revealed that Shuddhi has been shelved. Well wethinks Karan’s ambitious project’s on and off status has been widely discussed in the last six months.

Bipasha Basu, Vashu Bhagnani, Sajid Khan

Controversy: Bips refused to promote Humshakals

Date: June 2014

Details: Bipasha Basu had refused to promote Sajid Khan’s Humshakals as she wasn’t satisfied with the end result of her role in the film. Bips had also clarified her stand on Twitter. Meanwhile producer Vashu Bhagnani who had recommended Sajid to cast Ms Basu is mighty upset with the dusky actor. He also said that he won’t work with Bipasha in the future.

Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover

Controversy: Sunil’s exit from Comedy Night with Kapil

Date: January 2014

Details: Sunil Grover aka Gutthi’s exit from Comedy Nights with Kapil was one of the most discussed topic in 2014. While the two comedians were constantly pitted against each other, Sunil’s announcement of his own show Mad In India fueled the rumours of a rift between the former friends. Mr Grover’s show failed to make the country laugh, thus the comedian had to wind up his show.

Kapil Sharma and Kamaal R Khan

Controversy: KRK and Kapil’s Twitter war

Date: July 2014

Details: Bollywood’s self proclaimed No. 1 critic Kamaal R Khan began a Twitter war with the nation’s most loved comedian. The war of words took an ugly turn, with KRK threatening Kapil to file a police complaint against him. Mr Sharma chose to ignore the so called No. 1 film critic on the social networking website.