2012 is coming to a close, but what’s another year without some Bollywood fights? Several showdowns happened in tinsel town in these past twelve months, and we just can’t let 2012 go without another look at some of the major controversies of the year.
1. Shah Rukh Khan and Shirish Kunder
Shah Rukh Khan and Shirish Kunder
One might say that Shirish had it coming for him after his “I just heard a 150 crore firework fizzle” tweet when Ra.One didn’t do so well at the box office. At the Agneepath success bash in January of this year, Shirish apparently sent an inappropriate text to Sanjay Dutt‘s wife, Manyata Dutt. When Shirish was confronted about that, he got into a brawl that resulted in Shah Rukh Khan slapping him. This fight ended well, though, as it led to a patch-up between SRK and Farah Khan, who had already been on rocky ground. Read the full story here.
2. Shah Rukh Khan and the MCA
Shah Rukh Khan with daughter Suhana and other young friends at Wankhede Stadium
SRK did seem to have his fair share of issues this year, didn’t he? At one of the IPL matches with his team Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh got into a brawl with the MCA officials. SRK, who had come to pick up a few children from the match, allegedly witnessed the MCA officials manhandling them. The security guard said that all he did was blow his whistle, and SRK’s behaviour was inappropriate. Read the full story here.
3. Saif Ali Khan at Taj
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Saif Ali Khan was dining with Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora Ladakh, Malaika Arora Khan and friends at Wasabi in Taj, when he got into a fight with NRI Iqbal Sharma. Iqbal said that all he did was request the group to keep their voices down, when Saif got violent with him. Saif, on the other hand, claims that he and his group were attacked, and whatever he did was out of self-defense. Read the full story here.
4. Karan Johar and Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar
KJo and PC hit a rough spot this year, allegedly due to rumours about her affair with Shah Rukh Khan. KJo, apparently, wasn’t too pleased about the fact that her “friends” were giving interviews in the media, calling him out for being partial towards Gauri Khan and the “star wives.” KJo even took to Twitter to lash out at her, calling her spineless and lame. Read the full story here.
5. Yash Raj Films and Ajay Devgn Films
Son or Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (photo courtesy | indicine.com)
It wasn’t too happy a Diwali for these two film production houses – Ajay Devgn, on behalf of his company, sent out a legal notice to Yash Raj Films. In it, he accused them of monopolistic practices and using their dominant position in the market to arm-twist exhibitors into giving Jab Tak Hai Jaan preference over Son of Sardaar. YRF then released their own statement refuting the claims, and saying that their release date was decided long before SOS.