Bollywood is like any industry: it has its friendships, its enemies and everything in between. After all, celebrities are people just like us. But unlike other people, when Bollywood fights get real ugly they go public. And a big rift can mean the end of movies and careers. So let’s have a look at five very public spats that shook Bollywood.
Hrithik Roshan v Kangana Ranaut
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut have an on and off affair… or do they? Who can tell at this point! This week things went really crazy for the couple (so to speak) when they fired suits and counter suits against each other. Hrithik alleges Kangana has been stalking and harassing him. Kangana says they had a fling and she moved on. Affairs and denials are norm for the industry, but taking it to the courts?! That’s a new high (for the gossip mongers!)
Salman Khan v Vivek Oberoi
The David v/s Goliath of Bollywood! Sadly in this case David got cocky and Goliath kind of won? In the long term we mean. Actually Vivek Oberoi ended up with neither his career nor heart intact. After all the whole clash was over love. Vivek publicly accused Salman Khan (in a press conference no less!) of harassing him over then girlfriend Aishwarya Rai. Whom Salman Khan had dated earlier. Well Bhai did not take this lightly and Ash broke up with Vivek soon after for ultimate life partner Abhishek Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai v Sonam Kapoor
Bollywood’s first lady Ash is no stranger to controversy (as we saw earlier). But her cattiest fight may have been with relative youngling Sonam Kapoor. The junior diva made some pretty snarky comments about Aishwarya to a publication, even using the word “aunty”. This may have been unfortunate on many levels, as they were both brand ambassadors for Loréal at the time. Consequently Sonam did not appear on the prestigious Cannes red carpet as Loréal ambassadors are wont to. We can’t say Ash made it happen, but well.
Anupam Kher v The Media
No, we’re not speaking of Mr. Kher’s recent and ongoing “issues” with the media. This incident took place back in 1993. A magazine journalist accused Anupam of sexual harassment, and in return he slapped the writer. Kher stood his ground and lot of stars annoyed by gossip supported him. Meanwhile the magazine stuck to its story and members of their ilk supported them. What resulted was a stalemate where sections of the press boycotted Bollywood for months. And you thought Anupam Kher’s outbursts were new!
Shah Rukh Khan v Salman Khan
Yup, the original frenemies of Bollywood! At this point we can’t even keep track of how many times they’ve fought and made up. They can be the closest of buddies and support each other and their films, but when they’re cold the entire industry feels the burn. These days they seem to be on solid footing, as SRK was seen taking selfies on the sets of Salman’s upcoming Sultan. Fingers crossed it stays this way!
What are your favorite Bollywood spats? Tell us in the comments below!