Bollywood’s Top 73 Scoops, Scandals & Gossip From 2017! Shreemi Verma , 30 Dec 2017
Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
2017 packed in a lot of big moments for Bollywood. While most of the big ticket movies didn’t live up to box-office collections, medium budget and high concept films turned out to be profitable for makers. Of course,
Tiger Zinda Hai‘s mammoth opening and Bahubali: The Conclusion‘s record-breaking streak is proof that audiences still want to watch their movies on the big screen, but they’ve definitely become choosy. Which is a great thing!
But of course, Bollywood isn’t just about the films, a lot of other interesting things happened in the lives of the rich and the famous.
Here are the highlights –
1) We thought 2016 was bad for relationships, but 2017 too started on a sour note
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan
Nandita Das and hubby Subodh Maskara got a divorce after 7 years of marriage.
headline grabbing divorce belonged to Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan who parted ways after 19 years of marriage and a son. They remain cordial though and are often spotted together at dinners and parties. divorced too. Himesh has been dating actress Himesh Reshammiya and his estranged wife Komal for years now. Sonia Kapoor
And of course, the most heartbreaking of them all –
Adhuna and Farhan Akhtar who had announced their separation last year, got officially divorced this year. 2) Sonam Kapoor posted a photo with her boyfriend Anand Ahuja for the first time
Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja
They continue to give us
relationship goals on a regular basis. Rumours of their engagement keep popping up here and there, but knowing that the actress is so refreshingly candid about her boyfriend, we will wait till she gives a statement herself. 3) Raees and Kaabil clashed at the box-office and there was a lot of chatter surrounding it
and Hrithik Roshan were pretty chill, but Shah Rukh Khan other people involved with the respective movies had some stuff to say. 4) Priyanka Chopra proved that she has access to Hermione Granger’s time turner
The superstar made her Hollywood debut with the
movie, Baywatch presented an award at the , and was a delight on Golden Globes American talk shows! She has also signed three more Hollywood projects, is developing a TV series for ABC on AND she’s currently shooting for the Madhuri Dixit‘s life in the USA third season of . I’m tired by just writing about it. Quantico 5) Deepika Padukone made a splash in the West and retained her queenly status in India
Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel
Deepika made her high profile Hollywood debut with
in Vin Diesel . To promote it, she made her presence felt at xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and The Ellen Show The Late Late Show With James Corden where she made Vin and James do the . In India, she blew everyone’s minds with her look in lungi dance . Unfortunately the Padmavati movie will not be released this year, but we’re sure when it does, she’ll sweep away all the awards and accolades. 6) Celebrated actor Om Puri passed away breathed his last on 6th January 2017. Om Puri 7) Koffee With Karan continued to entertain us!
Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut
Season 5 started in 2016, and continued to stir shit up in 2017,
primarily because of one episode. 8) Kajol’s cold war with Karan Johar continued… but what happened next made everyone happy.
The fight that started from the
box-office clash of her husband in 2016 and Ajay Devgn‘s Shivaay and KJO‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil continued in 2017.
They made some
disparaging statements about each other (some of them even made it to Karan’s biography) but then, after the arrival of KJO’s babies, they patched up. As simple as that, because they’re each other’s best friends yaar! 9) A lot of celebrities welcomed babies
Karan Johar with Roohi & Yash
Karan Johar became a parent to adorable twins, a boy and a girl called Yash and Roohi. Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu welcomed baby Inaaya. Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani had a baby girl. Her name is Radhya. Beyonce gave birth to twins Sir and Rumi Carter. It doesn’t look like it, but Lisa Haydon became a mom to baby Zack this year. Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Webber adopted a girl and named her Nisha. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk named their baby Lea Celina Jaitly gave birth to another set of twins, but one of them passed away at child birth. Celina and her husband have been blessed with twins before too. Fardeen Khan and his wife Natasha completed their family after their little son was born this year. They’re already parents to a little girl. And Asin and Rahul Sharma had a baby girl, Asin’s pregnancy was a heavily guarded secret, which was revealed by the couple only after the birth of their daughter. 10) Starlet Manasvi Mamgai was strangely involved in Donald Trump’s campaign in the United States
Manasvi Mamgai with Donald Trump
Last seen in the disastrous
Action Jackson, seems to be thick with the 45th President of the United States who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Manasvi Mamgai 11) Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan featured in a movie together after YEARS! VIDEO 12) Lots of cool people got married
Sagarika Ghatge, Zaheer Khan
Neil Nitin Mukesh surprised everyone and tied the knot with Rukmini Sahay. Zaheer Khan got hitched to long-time girlfriend Sagarika Ghatge. Starlet Hrishita Bhatt married senior UN diplomat Anand Tiwari. Aftab and Nin Shivdasani had gotten a simple registered marriage in 2014, but this year, they decided to get married with the ceremonies et all. Riya Sen got married in a super-secret ceremony to her longtime boyfriend Shivam Tewari. Aisha actress Amrita Puri married restaurateur Imrun Sethi in Bangkok 13) Harshvardhan Kapoor slammed an awards ceremony for giving the best debut male award to Diljit Dosanjh
Harshvardhan Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh
went on for a while and apologized soon after. 14) The attack on Padmavati began
Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh in Padmavati
It started with
getting Sanjay Leela Bhansali assaulted, the sets being destroyed, rangolis being ruined, a bounty being put on Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s head and the postponement of one of the most exciting movies to an indefinite date.
It breaks my heart that we didn’t get to watch this film in 2017, we hope 2018 brings some cheer to the audience who
LOVED the trailer. 15) Bollywood celebrities opened up about depression and alcoholism Ileana D’Cruz spoke about being suicidal. Pooja Bhatt opened up about her battle with alcoholism. Parineeti Chopra revealed how depressed she was due to failure. Kapil Sharma shared his thoughts on a recent bad period of his life. 16) Shahid shared the first photo of Misha
Source: Instagram @shahidkapoor
Such an adorable cupcake! 17) And Taimur continued to rule our hearts
Taimur and Misha turned one this year and their birthday parties were pretty epic! Really, really epic.
Also because Taimur and Misha were born around the same time and because Misha’s dad and Taimur’s mom dated once upon a time,
the Indian internet became pretty obsessed with the idea that Misha and Taimur belong together. We’re gross. 18) Ranbir and Katrina continued to deal with their break-up in the public eye because of Jagga Jasoos promotions
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kapoor
handled it perfectly though, even when Ranbir was accused of ‘mansplaining’ Katrina in interviews, the actress shut that down. 19) Kangana Ranaut spoke about Hrithik Roshan
Kangana Ranaut, Hrithik Roshan
9 Explosive Things Kangana Ranaut Revealed About Hrithik Roshan In Her Latest Interview “He Runs Away Whenever He Sees Me” – Kangana Ranaut On Hrithik Roshan Video: Kangana Ranaut Asks For Apology From Hrithik Roshan “He Was Bullying Me” – Kangana Ranaut Lashes Out At Hrithik Roshan 20) Hrithik spoke back
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut
16 Things Hrithik Roshan Said In His First Ever Interview About Kangana Ranaut “This Isn’t A Lovers’ Spat” – 8 Explosive Revelations About Kangana Ranaut By Hrithik Roshan “I Had To Sit With My Children & Ask Them If They Were Getting Teased In School” – Hrithik Roshan Hrithik Roshan Reveals He Was Crying When Amul Made Fun Of His Problems With Kangana Ranaut Hrithik Roshan Has Released A New Statement On The Kangana Ranaut Controversy 21) Kangana spoke about her other tormentors as well
Kangana Ranaut, Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi
“He Was My Mentor Turned Tormentor” – Kangana Ranaut On Her Relationship With Aditya Pancholi Kangana Ranaut Is Heartbroken After The Controversy Surrounding Simran “I Don’t Waste Time On Equations That Are Not Going Anywhere” – Kangana Ranaut “I Swing Between Being A Bitch And Buddha” – Kangana Ranaut 22) They (and their families) spoke back
Shekhar Suman, Adhyayen Suman, Kangana Ranaut
“I Thought Gaon Ki Ladki Hai, Hindi Aati Hai, English Nahin Aati Hai, So Beautiful” – Aditya Pancholi On Kangana Ranaut Sooraj Pancholi Tweeted About The Kangana Ranaut Controversy And Then Deleted His Account “If I Start Talking Like Her Then What’s The Difference Between Her & Me?” – Zarina Wahab On Kangana Ranaut Writer Apurva Asrani Lashes Out At Kangana Ranaut For Being A ‘Pseudo Feminist’ 23) Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel was active on Twitter, blasting celebrities and other people for maligning Kangana’s name Kangana Ranaut’s Sister Hits Back At Apurva Asrani For Calling Her A Nepotist Kangana Ranaut’s Sister Rangoli Hits Back At Sona Mohapatra For Her Open Letter Kangana Ranaut’s Sister Rangoli Chandel And KRK Had An Ugly Twitter War “He Must Use His Contacts And Give Work To His Jobless Children” – Kangana Ranaut’s Sister On Aditya Pancholi 24) Sussanne Khan went all out to support Hrithik in the wake of the Kangana controversy, as did most of Bollywood.
Sussanne Khan, Hrithik Roshan
Photo: Sussanne Khan Hits Back At Kangana Ranaut For Her Comments On Hrithik Roshan Farhan Akhtar Writes An Open Letter On The Hrithik Roshan – Kangana Ranaut Case Karan Johar Shows Some Social Media Love To Hrithik Roshan Amidst His Battle With Kangana Ranaut 25) Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone put break-up rumours to rest by making multiple appearances this year. 17 Times Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone Were The Cutest Couple Of 2017! 26) Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma had a major falling out
Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover
Kapil Sharma Allegedly Hit Sunil Grover With A Shoe After Consuming An Entire Bottle Of Alcohol 27) Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan were spotted together
first seen in Dubai where they were invited to present an award together. Rumours of the two getting together started making the rounds from then itself.
they were seen together in New York where Mahira was trolled for wearing ‘short clothes’ and smoking a cigarette. Incidentally, Ranbir, who was smoking too, was not given any hate by the Internet. I wonder why. (No I don’t, I know how deep rooted sexism is).
A lot of actors, from India and Pakistan,
came to Mahira’s support and vocalized their thoughts on everyone’s right to privacy. Ranbir wrote a note to fans and the media as well. It made a lot of sense, like most of the stuff he says. 28) Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra were reportedly ‘on a break’ Alia
Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra
There was news of
Sidharth getting too close to his z, but that was soon passed off as a rumour to promote the film A Gentleman co-star Jacqueline Fernande Alia and Sidharth started making appearances again at Diwali and birthday parties, the cutest one being at SRK’s birthday party at Alibag where she wore his t-shirt the next day. 29) Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have remained stable. *touchwood*
Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani
Tiger Shroff And Disha Patani Look Really Hot In This New Photo 30) Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday party was pretty epic
Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhtora, Kaajal Anand
All The Photos You Need To See From Shah Rukh Khan’s Big Birthday Bash Inside Photos: Shah Rukh Khan Brings In His 52nd Birthday In Style 31) Shahid Kapoor’s pretty wife Mira Kapoor came into her own
She gave us a
super-fun interview and featured in one of the best episodes of . Koffee With Karan
She also said her daughter
and gave Misha is not a puppy some remarks on feminism. 32) Rishi Kapoor’s tweets became funny to creepy within a matter of days
While most of the stuff he posted used to be passed off as ‘dad jokes’, this year Rishi
stooped to the level of abusing women on direct messages. 33) There was a lot of chatter over Akshay Kumar winning the National Award for best actor for his performance in the movie Rustom
The jury was headed by
Priyadarshan, who is a friend and frequent collaborator with the actor. In an interview, the veteran filmmaker said that when Ramesh Sippy was the head of the jury, Amitabh Bachchan won the National Award and when Prakash Jha was heading the jury, then it was his good friend Ajay Devgn who won. By that logic, according to Priyadarshan, it makes sense for Akshay Kumar to win. Akshay’s response to the whole thing was to take it away if they thought he’s unworthy 34) Star kids and soon to be contemporaries in Bollywood – Jhanvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan shut down rumours of any kind of friction between them by frequently hanging out together. #BestGirls 20 Photos Of Sara Ali Khan & Jhanvi Kapoor That Prove They’re Ready To Rock Bollywood 35) Sonu Nigam complained about the loud azaan at 4 am Sonu ended up shaving his head 48 hours later. What a dramatic turn of events! 36) Abhishek and Aishwarya celebrated 10 years of marriage!
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai
Abhishek Bachchan Put Up A Very Sweet Tweet On His 10th Anniversary With Aishwarya Rai 37) Indians got damn mad at the Snapchat CEO for reportedly calling our country ‘poor’
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel (Source: Tumblr)
Many began uninstalling the app, on a statement made without any proof. The worst part about this unnecessary drama was that
many idiots abused his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr online. 38) Priyanka Chopra hinted that she did have a relationship with Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra
It all started with that
leather jacket… 39) Deepika Padukone made her first appearance as the brand ambassador for L’oreal at the Cannes Film Festival
born to walk the red carpet wasn’t she? Deepika had earlier attended the film festival way back in 2012
Rohit Bal saree worn by Deepika Padukone at Cannes Film Festival
looked stunning, but there’s Sonam Kapoor nothing new about that now.
Aishwarya looked like the Queen of Cannes, but again, nothing really new about that. 40) Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter was suspended for sometime Twitter Suspends Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Account After His String Of Offensive Tweets 41) Priyanka Chopra totally slayed at the MET gala 43) Katrina Kaif made her Instagram debut 44) While R Madhavan sent social media into a tizzy Including his RHTDM co-star Dia Mirza??? 45) Pahlaj Nilani was fired!
He went on to
produce a sleazefest almost immediately after his firing and Julie 2 Prasoon Joshi replaced him 46) Social media love
Virat-Anushka to Abhishek-Aishwarya, Kajol-Ajay and of course Ranveer-Deepika, celebrity couples made full use of emojis and made sure their partners know that they’re loved. (Even on social media!) 47) Amitabh Bachchan made it a thing to call celebrities out for not replying to his birthday messages
Amitabh Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor
Ranveer and Sonam handled it pretty wisely
Mr Bachchan also came
under fire for celebrating ‘one year of Pink’ where he posted a photo with the cast and crew which had no women. 48) Virat Kohli constantly gave us #boyfriendgoals
Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma
49) Sushant Singh Rajput and Kendall Jenner shot for a Vogue magazine cover 50) Akshay Kumar opened about being sexually abused as a child 51) Jagga Jasoos released, but flopped. The movie’s multiple delays and eventual fate lead to many things happening Ranbir Kapoor deciding to never produce a movie again Katrina and Ranbir not working together for a long, long time Rishi Kapoor blaming Anurag Basu for the movie’s failure 52) The Anil Kapoor – Anu Malik ‘smooching’ photo found an explanation
Anu Malik, Anil Kapoor, Suneil Shetty (Source: Mumbai Mirror)
Anil Kapoor finally cleared the air 53) Kareena had to respond to haters who thought she has abandoned her son Taimur
Kareena Kapoor & Taimur Ali Khan
I mean firstly, how dare you? Secondly, Kareena’s response is perfect. 54) Nawazuddin Siddiquee’s memoir rubbed a lot of people in the wrong way
He wrote about his
multiple affairs, one of them being his intimate relationship with his co-star from the indie film Miss Lovely, . The actress on the other hand claimed that this story is a lie and Niharika Singh threatened to sue him for maligning her. 55) Abhay Deol pointed out the harmful ramifications of celebrities endorsing fairness creams and called them out on social media
Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor in Aisha
Sonam Kapoor sent out a fiery response when called out, but he calmly pointed out why she was wrong 56) Milind Soman’s relationship with a woman who is decades younger than him came under the scanner
Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar
Milind Soman & His Girlfriend Prove Age Is No Bar When It Comes To Love 57) The casting news of Student of the Year 2 kept popping up Rumour Has It: Karan Johar Is Grooming Chunky Pandey’s Daughter Ananya Pandey For SOTY 2
The entire year has passed and still no one apart from the film’s lead –
Tiger Shroff has been cast. 58) Deepika Padukone set a positive example on the wage-gap issue
Deepika Padukone | Image source: Instagram @shaleenanathani
Deepika was paid more than Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for Padmavati. 59) Navya Naveli Nanda made her red carpet debut at the Vogue Beauty Awards
Shweta Nanda, Jaya Bachchan, Navya Naveli Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan
60) Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan was convicted of rape Rakhi Sawant accused him of drugging her. She has enough content to make a movie on him too. 61) Kareena Kapoor returned to a movie set And seeing her shenanigans with Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar, the sets of Veere Di Wedding looks like the happiest place in the world RN. 62) Bobby Darling who had gotten married to her boyfriend after her sex-change operation accused him of domestic violence and unnatural sex. Bobby Darling Is Divorcing Her Husband Due To Domestic Violence And Unnatural Sex 63) Akshay Kumar made a tasteless joke on Mallika Dua during a reality show they were a part of
Mallika Dua, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Mallika revealed how
uncomfortable it made her, her father, noted journalist Vinod Dua took to Facebook to blast the actor.
Twinkle Khanna defended her husband and tried making light of the situation. But after facing social media backlash, she retracted her statement and apologized to Mallika and her family. Mallika’s response was pretty epic. 64) The posters of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar’s debut movie Dhadak was released and so was Sara Ali Khan’s look in her debut movie Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. Check Out The Brand New Poster Of Janhvi Kapoor & Ishaan Khattar’s Debut Movie ‘Dhadak’ Unseen Photo: Sara Ali Khan Looks Exactly Like Her Mum In This BTS From Kedarnath 65) Harvey Weinstein was accused of raping, threatening, assaulting and sexually harassing after multiple women agreed to speak on record about him.
Harvey Weinstein (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
As per Aishwarya Rai’s former manager, Weinstein was ‘desperate’ to meet her during her stint in LA, but the manager refused. Radhika Apte and Richa Chadha opened up about their own experience and the ‘Harvey Weinsteins’ in Bollywood. 66) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their wedding
Source: Twitter @KensingtonRoyal
Priyanka Chopra might be a bridesmaid at the royal wedding as Meghan and PC really get along. 67) Manushi Chhilar won the Miss World crown for India after 17 years
Source: Twitter @feminamissindia
The last time a . The winner was this woman called desi girl was Miss World, it was in the year 2000 Priyanka Chopra, you must have heard of her. 68) Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran performed live in Mumbai (at different times, not together, that would have been epic but unmanageable).
Justin Bieber at Saint Lauren At the Palladium in ice blonde hair 2016
Ed Sheeran Live In Mumbai
While Justin was in the country for a quick trip, Ed did party with Bollywood stars. I’m sure he was enjoying himself but his eyes say a different story. 69) Sonam Kapoor called out Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on his ignorant comments on homosexuality
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor Calls Out Sri Sri Ravi Shankar For His Ignorant Comments On Homosexuality 70) Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif became the best of friends
selfies to work-out videos, Alia and Katrina’s friendship is beautiful :’) 71) We were blessed with the first photo of Taimur and Ranbir Kapoor Gorgeous, stunning, amazing! 72) Nepotism. Ouch! Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan & Varun Dhawan Took Multiple Digs At Kangana Ranaut During IIFA 73) And Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married!! And The Photos Of Newlyweds Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma Are Here! PHOTOS: Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma Look Absolutely Stunning At Their Delhi Reception PHOTOS: Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma Look Like Royals At Their Mumbai Reception
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Quite the year it’s been for Bollywood hasn’t it?
Any specific event you can’t get over? Think I’ve forgotten something major? Whatever it is, give your feedback in the comments below.
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