Sonu Nigam went bald following a West Bengal cleric's Rs 10-lakh reward to anyone shaving the singer's head for his comments against the azaan. The Bollywood singer had tweeted, "God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India."
Enraged at her cleavage-baring images posted on the website of a leading daily, Deepika Padukone tweeted, "YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??". "Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!", she further wrote. Pic/Santa Banta
Abhay Deol posted a series of fairness cream campaigns on Facebook and criticised Bollywood stars, including his 'Aisha' and 'Raanjhanaa' co-star Sonam Kapoor, for endorsing the products. In response to Abhay Deol's post, Sonam Kapoor dragged his cousin Esha Deol into the controversy by pointing out that she, too, has advertised fairness creams. Sonam Kapoor had tweeted, "I appreciate and concur with your views and would like to know your thoughts on this as well" and shared a snapshot of Esha Deol's fairness cream ad. The actress, however, was trolled for her replies and she deleted her tweets after the social media outrage
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor kicked up a storm on Twitter after lashing out at trolls and abusing women over direct messages (DMs) on the micro-blogging platform. In a string of DMs, snapshots of which have been shared on Twitter, Rishi Kapoor is seen poking fun at one's religion and also at a woman's looks. When mid-day got in touch with Kapoor, he reasoned, "I respect my fans, but if someone tries to troll or abuse me, I won't take it."
Poonam Pandey sure knows how to make news courtesy Twitter. During the FIFA World Cup 2014, the seductive Indian model promised to give away her bra if Brazil's football team won at the World Cup. Pandey tweeted: "If #BRA Wins I Give Away my #BRA to One Lucky Winner who RETWEETS This Tweet."
Veteran actor Shekhar Suman was 'horrified' that Twitterati assumed he referred to Kangana Ranaut as the 'cocained actress' in one of his tweets. It all started when Shekhar Suman posted a cryptic tweet that read, "One cocained actress was carrying the burden of her non existent stardom.She has fallen flat on her face n how.Guess this is poetic justice." Twitterati were quick to assume that Shekhar Suman was referring to Kangana Ranaut with her release 'Rangoon' garnering a poor response at the box office
Sherlyn Chopra set pulses racing when she tweeted a hot bathing picture of hers in October 2013. "Happiness is taking a long hot bubble bath," she tweeted while sharing the bathing photo. Earlier, she had also posted a picture of herself hugging a pillar in a palace with nothing but a pink dupatta to cover her modesty on the social networking site. While posting that image, she had spoken about her idea of sexuality. "Sexuality is highly attractive when it is effortless and spontaneous."
Ram Gopal Verma is no stranger to controversies. During the Ganesh festival, the filmmaker had tweeted, "The guy who couldn't save his own head from being cut, how he will save others heads is my question? But Happy Ganpathi day to morons!" Verma had to apologise for the tweet following severe backlash. RGV courted controversy this year yet again with a tweet that read, "I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives."
Kamaal R Khan is another Twitter favourite when it comes to controversy. He wrote on a social networking site, "I request to Digvijay Singh Ji to have a strip show of Sunny Leone in the function of his marriage and I will pay Rs 1 crore to the Congress party fund."ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ In response to this tweet, Sunny Leone's lawyer filed a complaint against him. Earlier, in February 2013, Leone had lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of Mumbai Police against Khan for falsely attributing controversial comments on rape to her on his microblogging page. The actor had posted, "Yeh lo - Sunny Leone says, Rape is not a crime; it's just surprise sex (sic)." KRK has not stopped his rants on Twitter and continues to make headlines for the wrong reasons
Acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap committed a blunder by condoling the 'death' of thespian Dilip Kumar on Twitter in September 2013. The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' filmmaker was quick to correct his mistake, which he attributed to text messages he received and deleted the tweet. "Apologies for the Dilip Saab tweet... I panicked because of three back to back messages, he is fine and the news is not true," Kashyap posted
In October 2011, filmmaker Shirish Kunder took a dig at SRK, by tweeting about Ra.One. He wrote, "just heard a 150 Cr firework fizzle." And added, "Ironically, # Steps To Survive A Horror Movie is trending today!" Not soon after, the superstar is said to have allegedly assaulted the Joker director
In the midst of the Lok Sabha 2014 election fever, noted music director Vishal Dadlani had controversially tweeted, "Stuck between a moron and a murderer.... what now, India!?" This was allegedly an indirect reference to Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi
Alia Bhatt had grabbed eyeballs for actually announcing her engagement on Twitter. "I am getting engaged," she had tweeted. It was actually a promotional strategy for her then upcoming film '2 States'. Pic/Santa Banta
After reports of Sussanne Khan demanding an alimony of Rs 400 crore from Hrithik Roshan post their separation surfaced, Hrithik expressed his disgust on the micro blogging site. Trashing false reports, Hrithik tweeted, "Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones. Testing my patience."
Bipasha Basu confirmed her relationship with Harman Baweja on Twitter. In February 2014, she tweeted, "Stating the obvious! Yes Harman and me are a couple. Finally I have met a person who is a far better human being than I am." The two, however, later broke up. Bipasha is now married to Karan Singh Grover.
Soha Ali Khan also revealed on Twitter that Kunal Khemu had proposed to her. "It gives me great happiness to share with you all that Kunal proposed to me in Paris with the most perfect ring in the world and I said yes," read her tweet
In January 2014, actor-turned-producer John Abraham created a stir, giving rise to speculations of him tying the knot with girlfriend Priya. The actor, who was then in Los Angeles, tweeted from his official Twitter handle, "Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham." It was later confirmed that the two had indeed got married
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who underwent two abdominal surgeries in February 2012 tweeted about his condition as soon as he could from the hospital bed. "Took long because 2 surgeries had to be done on either side..yes there is pain, but nothing good in life ever achieved without it!," Big B tweeted. When son Abhishek saw his father's tweet, he reprimanded him and called him Auro, the character that Big B played in the film Paa where the father-son was in a role reversal. "It's past your bedtime Auro!!. Stop tweeting and back to bed. :-)," tweeted Abhishek
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Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam shaved his head following the controversy surrounding his tweets against the azaan. Here's a look at tweets by B-Town celebs that made headlines...