TOP 10 KHAN CONTROVERSIES
Being a Khan is not an easy task. They will be given constant attention by fans, media, and critics. At the end of the day, they are ‘Public Figures.’ The following are some Khan Controversies which shocked the Bollywood.
1. Nude PK Poster - Aamir Khan
The movie, PK, was a big blockbuster; the box office was ringing. It became one of the highest-grossing movies of all the time. But, one thing which stood out was Aamir Khan’s nude poster where he was standing with a transistor which resulted in rage all over, and he became a butt of all the jokes. It was least expected from Mr. Perfectionist that he would ever do this kind of thing. Many people disliked this action and termed it as a publicity stunt. But, this helped the movie in attracting a lot of public attention and many people were a bit too eager to watch the movie.
2. Wankhede Stadium Brawl - Shah Rukh Khan
In May 2012, the King of Bollywood was banned for 5 years from entering the Wankhede stadium by the Mumbai Cricket Association officials. At one of the IPL matches of Kolkata Knight Riders, SRK’s team, the Baadshah as well as his bodyguards misbehaved with the officials and physically assaulted and abused them. When the brawl turned very ugly, the police were called on spot and MCA officials filed a case against Shah Rukh Khan. In 2015, the stadium authorities lifted the ban after 3 years. It was a unanimous decision of the committee as he never disrespected the ban and never tried to enter the stadium.
3. Brawl At Taj Hotel - Saif Ali Khan
In 2012, Saif Ali Khan along with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan and friends was dining at the Taj hotel when some customers from the next table complained of the din. Though the management calmed Khan down, he did not comply with the requests and allegedly mishandled the complainants. As per the eye-witnesses, Khan was very irritated with the opposite party and punched him. There is no CCTV footage as evidence to prove who did what. But, Saif as well as his lawyer claimed that the complainant used wrong language against the ladies and it led to the fight. Charges were filed against him under IPC.
Salman Khan has always been involved in controversies every now and then. In 2002, he was arrested for a rash driving case where he rammed his car onto the pavilion. One person died and 3 people were injured. In May 2015, he was found guilty of all charges but was acquitted of all charges in Dec 2015, due to lack of evidence. This case tarnished his image completely. Almost the whole country was divided on the issue whether he should be punished as a common man or he should be given some extra benefits. It led to questioning of the Indian Judiciary System. He even opened a store called BEING HUMAN to be a philanthropist.
5. Blackbuck Hunting Case - Salman Khan
In 2006, ‘Bhaijjan’ was sentenced to one year in jail for hunting of the Chinkara (an endangered species).The sentence was stayed after appeal in a higher court. Soon, he was acquitted of all the charges, but in October 2016, the Rajasthan government decided to make an appeal against the acquittal in the Supreme Court. According to the driver, who is a key witness in this case, he allegedly saw the superstar shooting the Chinkara. He said that he has been threatened every time he tried to go to the court and that he has been living in constant fear and left Jodhpur after the incident.
6. Comment on Rituals - Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan stirred a controversy when he commented on the essence of Muharram and the Qurbani. He said, “We perform the rituals without knowing the meaning of them.” Clerics advised him to focus on his own career and to refrain from speaking against their religion. Many religious organizations were hurt by the dialogue, and they were in anger about it. To add fuel to the fire, he said, “Clerics do not scare me and thank God I am not living in a country governed by religious contractors.” Some people said it was a publicity stunt to promote his movie on a large scale.
7. Remarks On Religious Intolerance - Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan was the center of attraction of the whole country when he told his personal conversations with his wife regarding the religious intolerance in the country. He said that Kiran Rao asked him if they should leave the country as she felt that their children’s security is at stake. It created a social uproar and people were forced to think on this topic. Social opinions were divided and he became the target of the whole country. The very next day he issued a statement declaring that he feels fortunate being born here and this is where he is staying, with no intention of leaving the country.
8. Drug Scandal - Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan may not be an accomplished actor as the other Khans, but he has managed to be in the limelight due to his family ties. He was arrested in an attempt to buy some small quantity of drug from a drug peddler in Juhu region. Many actors were named in this scandal.
9. Salman - Aishwarya Relationship
After Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan broke up, it was alleged that Salman harassed her. Her parents filed a police complaint. It was a well-publicized topic in the media. Aishwarya Rai said in an interview that she was physically assaulted and abused by him at time of the relationship. Salman Khan was accused of cheating and this led to their break-up. Salman Khan even came to the sets of a movie and created a ruckus at the set and eventually she was replaced from the movie by another actress. Even till now they do not face each other and at the time of the break-up he tried to tarnish her image.
10. Son through Surrogacy – Shah Rukh Khan
SRK’s third child was born through surrogacy. The surrogacy issue became a hot topic for the whole country, and he replied back in a very grand way. He stood for his family and his children in a dignified manner. SRK and Gauri Khan were one of the few people who lifted the stigma of surrogacy in Bollywood.