Bollywood has been fraught of many controversies from a very long period. From Bipasha Basu to Mamta Kulkarni, there have been many conflicts between directors and actors. Let’s have a look at these shocking controversies in Bollywood.
1. Bipasha Basu – Amar Singh
In May 2011, an audio tape was released publicly. In this controversial tape, Bipasha Basu and Amar Singh were blamed for having bad conversations. Later on, Bipasha firmly denied allegations of her voice in that audio tape.
2. Subhash Ghai – Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala worked under the direction of Subhash Ghai, the director of film ‘Saudagar’ in 1991. Later on, rumors went viral of her sexual harassment with Subhash Ghai. However, the actress never came publicly to give any clearance to these speculations. But her mother raised this issue many times as she was asked to sit outside the vanity van many times when Ghai was in meeting with Koirala inside the van.
3. Raj Kumar Santoshi – Mamata Kulkarni
Mamata Kulkarni is known for her controversies in Bollywood since she started her career. In 1993, people protested against her when she appeared topless on the cover of Stardust back in 1993. Rajkumar Santoshi offered Mamata a film called ‘China Gate’ in which veteran actors like ‘Om Puri’, ‘Amrish Puri’, ‘Danny Denzogpa’, etc. were also cast. Meanwhile, she faced a fracture in her leg and Santoshi decided to drop her from the film. Soon after receiving threatening calls from the underworld, Santoshi resigned her for the film. After the release of the film, Kulkarni alleged Santoshi trying to make sexual advances at her during the shooting of the film.
4. Dibakar Banerjee – Payal Rohatgi
Payal Rohatgi accused the Shanghai’s director Dibakar Banerjee of a hideous behavior. She alleged that Dibakar asked her to show the topless body. On the other hand, Dibakar discarded such allegations. Meanwhile, Anurag Kashyap came in support of Dibakar Banerjee.
5. Madhukar Bhandarkar – Preeti Jain
Preeti Jain, a less popular actress of Bollywood, alleged Madhur Bhandarkar for sexual assault. Later on, she also planned along with some friends to kill this award winning director. Preeti Jain is punished for three years jail and 10,000 rupees fine in April 2017.