In today’s digital age, MMS scandals are perhaps a common phenomenon; the malaise has even inspired Bollywood films. Admittedly, Bollywood has had its share of MMS controversies.
Given the excessive scrutiny our celebs are subjected to, time and again, the industry has been rocked
by reports about star secrets, their catfights and wardrobe malfunctions. MMS scandals then are just another manifestation of this obsession with star lives.
A recent example is that of a video featuring actor Sanjay Dutt. Says a source, “When he was out on parole, Sanju baba hosted a dinner at his residence. Sometime during the dinner, Dutt, who was apparently in high spirits, started playing the guitar and singing a few rap songs. He is then said to have started talking about his colleagues from the film industry. It seems that all this was recorded in a video that has recently been leaked.”
If sources are to be believed, actors Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan are among those who were present at Dutt’s house that night. Varun remained unavailable for comment, but a source close to the actor says that Varun is not even remotely involved with the incident. “In fact, Sanjay Dutt is like family to him,” says this source.
We take a look at other celebrity MMS scandals that have sent shockwaves through Bollywood over the years…
Television actress Mona Singh, who has starred in many TV shows and some films too, was a recent victim of cyber crime. Last year, an MMS clip, allegedly featuring her, went viral overnight. The video shows a woman walking around the house without any clothes on.
Soha Ali Khan
A 2010 video allegedly shows the actress get undressed and drape a towel around her body. A salon attendant is then seen waxing her body in the bikini area. The video has been divided into two episodes. One has the ‘before waxing’ shots, while the other is said to capture her ‘after waxing’.
The daughter of Pakistani squash player, Rehmat Khan, and Indian singer, Salma Agha, Sasha fell prey to an MMS scandal in 2011. The story goes that Sasha, who was dating actor Ruslan Mumtaz, was apparently caught kissing another guy on camera.
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor grabbed headlines, when an MMS featuring them was leaked in the year 2004. The couple that was in love then seems to have gone too public with their relationship. The MMS allegedly showed the couple engaged in a lip lock.
Ashmit Patel and Riya Sen
In 2005, both actors shot to the limelight thanks to their MMS scandal. They allegedly captured some intimate moments between them on the phone. This MMS was then leaked online and it soon became one of the most talked about scandals of the year.