11 biggest Bollywood moments of 2017 that had everyone talking
From the #Virushka wedding to the Padmavati controversy
2017 was an eventful year for the citizens of Bollywood and their breathless fans — A-lister Anushka Sharma married Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in the secret wedding that stunned the country; Soha Ali Khan Pataudi and Kunal Khemu were blessed with a baby girl, Inaaya Naomi Khemu; style fiends Sonam and Rhea Kapoor launched their own fashion label, Rheson.
Whether it was the achievement of a personal goal or the international recognition they garnered for a bold career move, each and every celebrity listed here has proved their worth and their will. As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at 11 of the biggest trending and controversial moments from Bollywood that shook the internet.
11 Bollywood moments from 2017 that caused a stir:
Reigning Bollywood queens Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone made quite the entry into Hollywood with their debut films, Baywatch and xXx: Return of Xander Cage respectively. Both films fared well at the box office, but the latter outperformed the former.
From Rajasthani group Karni Sena threatening to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose to sets being vandalised in Mumbai and Jaipur, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Rs 200 crore movie Padmavati has suffered some serious setbacks on the grounds of various fundamental groups taking exception to the portrayal of Queen Padmini. The film, which was to release on December 1, has been pushed forward to next year, because of 'bharat bandh' scares, protests and demands of placing a ban on the film by Rajputs. "It's appalling, it's absolutely appalling. What have we got ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed," Deepika was quoted as saying.
Remember when Kangana Ranaut graced the famous couch on the sets of Koffee With Karan and called the director a "snooty flag-bearer of nepotism"? This obviously couldn't be digested by Karan, who along with Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan, decided to mock Kangana at the IIFA Awards 2017. This was one raging controversy that refused to die, as open letter after open letter came flying out of both camps.
Runaway sensation Newton — a film directed by Amit V Masurkar — was chosen to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on March 4, 2018. *Fingers crossed it wins*
Model Lisa Haydon recently gave birth and went right back to having abs in the blink of an eye while we were still devouring our French fries. How does one even replicate this? We need the secret, Lisa.
We've all been excited to see Sridevi's daughter Jhanvi and Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan take to the big screen, and Karan Johar gave us a teaser to go by: last month, the director-producer unveiled the first look of the film Dhadak, which is set to release on July 6, 2018. Sridevi's mini me looks gorgeous, and we can't wait.
The stylish duo decided to take their love for fashion a step forward by introducing a signature label, Rheson. The high street fashion brand features quirky prints and modern silhouettes, and has been spotted on celebrities like Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha.
This tops our list of the biggest celebrity moments of 2017 — actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli gave us the happiest news when they tied the knot in a secret wedding held in Italy. The couple both released images on their Twitter and Instagram feeds confirming the marriage to their fans. Still can't get over it? See the wedding pictures here.
Soha Ali Khan Pataudi and Kunal Khemu became proud parents to Inaaya Naumi Khemu in October. The couple welcomed their daughter on the occasion of Mahanavmi, which explains the relevance of 'Naumi' as her middle name. How sweet is that?
The film industry heaved a huge sigh of relief when adman and poet Prasoon Joshi replaced Pahlaj Nihalani — who was accused of being a political stooge — as the chairperson of the Central Bureau of Film Certification, better known as the Censor Board. What does this mean for the average movie-goer? Fewer cuts, of course.