Bollywood’s Top 73 Scoops, Scandals & Gossip From 2017!

Shreemi Verma , 30 Dec 2017
Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
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.

The more 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.

Himesh Reshammiya and his estranged wife Komal divorced too. Himesh has been dating actress Sonia Kapoor for years now.

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

Raees vs Kaabil

Actually Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan were pretty chill, but 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

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

The superstar made her Hollywood debut with the Baywatch movie, presented an award at the Golden Globes, and was a delight on American talk shows! She has also signed three more Hollywood projects, is developing a TV series for ABC on Madhuri Dixit‘s life in the USA AND she’s currently shooting for the third season of Quantico. I’m tired by just writing about it.

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 Vin Diesel in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. To promote it, she made her presence felt at The Ellen Show and The Late Late Show With James Corden where she made Vin and James do the lungi dance. In India, she blew everyone’s minds with her look in Padmavati. Unfortunately the 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

Om Puri | @OmRajeshPuri

Om Puri breathed his last on 6th January 2017.

7) Koffee With Karan continued to entertain us!

Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut
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.

Kajol and Karan Johar
Kajol and Karan Johar

The fight that started from the box-office clash of her husband Ajay Devgn‘s Shivaay and KJO‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016 and 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
Manasvi Mamgai with Donald Trump

Last seen in the disastrous Action Jackson, Manasvi Mamgai seems to be thick with the 45th President of the United States who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women.

11) Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan featured in a movie together after YEARS!

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

Harshwardhan Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh
Harshvardhan Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh

It 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 Sanjay Leela Bhansali getting 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

Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra

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

Shahid and Misha
Source: Instagram @shahidkapoor

Such an adorable cupcake!

17) And Taimur continued to rule our hearts

Taimur Ali Khan

Both 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
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kapoor

They 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
Kangana Ranaut, Hrithik Roshan

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20) Hrithik spoke back

Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut

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21) Kangana spoke about her other tormentors as well

Kangana Ranaut, Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi
Kangana Ranaut, Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi

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22) They (and their families) spoke back

Shekhar Suman, Adhyayen Suman, Kangana Ranaut
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 Ranaur, Rangoli
Kangana Ranaut, Rangoli

Kangana Ranaut’s Sister Hits Back At Apurva Asrani For Calling Her A Nepotist

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Kangana Ranaut’s Sister Rangoli Chandel And KRK Had An Ugly Twitter War

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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

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25) Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone put break-up rumours to rest by making multiple appearances this year.

Ranveer and Deepika

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26) Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma had a major falling out

Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover

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27) Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan were spotted together

Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan
Source: Twitter @Athar_r

They were 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.

Months later, 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
Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra

There was news of Sidharth getting too close to his A Gentleman co-star Jacqueline Fernandez, but that was soon passed off as a rumour to promote the film

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, Disha Patani

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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

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31) Shahid Kapoor’s pretty wife Mira Kapoor came into her own

Mira & Shahid Kapoor

She gave us a super-fun interview and featured in one of the best episodes of Koffee With Karan.

She also said her daughter Misha is not a puppy and gave some remarks on feminism.

32) Rishi Kapoor’s tweets became funny to creepy within a matter of days

Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor

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

Sara Khan, Jhanvi Kapoor
Jhanvi Kapoor, Sara Khan

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35) Sonu Nigam complained about the loud azaan at 4 am

Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam

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

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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

She was 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

Sonam Kapoor looked stunning, but there’s nothing new about that now.

And Aishwarya looked like the Queen of Cannes, but again, nothing really new about that.

40) Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter was suspended for sometime


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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!

Pahlaj Nihalani
Pahlaj Nihalani

He went on to produce a sleazefest Julie 2 almost immediately after his firing and Prasoon Joshi replaced him

46) Social media love

Kajol and Ajay Devgn
Kajol and Ajay Devgn

From 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
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

Akshay Kumar

51) Jagga Jasoos released, but flopped. The movie’s multiple delays and eventual fate lead to many things happening

Jagga Jasoos
Jagga Jasoos

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)
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

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

He wrote about his multiple affairs, one of them being his intimate relationship with his co-star from the indie film Miss Lovely, Niharika Singh. The actress on the other hand claimed that this story is a lie and 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
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

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57) The casting news of Student of the Year 2 kept popping up

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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 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
Shweta Nanda, Jaya Bachchan, Navya Naveli Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan

60) Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan was convicted of rape

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan

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

Veere Di Wedding

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 with her beau
Bobby Darling

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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 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.

Akshay’s wife 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’

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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)
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

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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

Manushi Chhilar
Source: Twitter @feminamissindia

The last time a desi girl was Miss World, it was in the year 2000. The winner was this woman called 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
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

From 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.

Kangana Ranaut

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!!

Virat and Anushka
Source: Twitter @iamsrk

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

Click here to get ALL THE DETAILS POSSIBLE about the biggest wedding of the year!

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.

Have a great weekend ???


Nah, doesn’t have the same zing as this one –


Happy New Year lovely people!

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