Photos: Bollywood starlets and their controversial claim to fame

Updated: 03 March, 2016 14:57 IST
  • Veena Malik
    The Pakistani actress has been talked about for all her linkups with Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif and Bollywood actor Ashmit Patel and her alleged nude photo shoot for FHM magazine. In fact, religious fundamentalists were so upset with her nude pictures that they issued a fatwa against her. She later hogged media attention when she went missing from the sets of her film "Mumbai 125 Kilometres". Nowadays, Veena Malik is enjoying her mommy status. Veena, who is already a mother to one-year-old son, gave birth to a baby girl in USA last year. She married Asad Bashir Khan on December 25, 2013.
  • Poonam Pandey
    The aspiring model created a frenzy after offering to go nude in the green room before Team India if they won the Cricket World Cup. Though she didn't bare all after the win, she did post a topless picture of hers after India defeated Sri Lanka during the Tri-Series at Hobart in February. It made her the most sought after person on the internet and landed her a place in the adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 4".
  • Rakhi Sawant
    She is tagged as drama queen by many. Item girl Rakhi Sawant has always made headlines either for making sarcastic remarks on actresses like Katrina Kaif or Malaika Arora Khan or her kissing episode with singer Mika or for her fight with her ex-boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi. It helped her become so popular that she appeared on Karan Johar's chat show and bagged item numbers in big banner movies.
  • Sherlyn Chopra
    Sherlyn made her Bollywood debut with the 2007 film "Red Swastik" in which she had quite a bold role. However, the film didn't help her much. But she managed to be in the news for posting nude pictures on Twitter.
  • Pooja Misrra
    This VJ grabbed eyeballs for being aggressive and loudmouthed in the fifth season of the reality show "Bigg Boss". After being evicted from it, she accused host Salman Khan of being biased. She was even embroiled in a war of words with her "Bigg Boss" house inmate Pooja Bedi
  • Nupur Mehta
    She had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role in Sunny Deol- starrer "Jo Bole So Nihal". But the aspiring actress got her 15 seconds of fame after her name cropped up in match-fixing allegations stemming from the India-Pakistan World Cup match last year. The actress added fuel to fire after admitting she was dating Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan. Post her confession, she has been splashed on TV news channels and chat shows.
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About The Gallery

Remember 'Bigg Boss' contestant Veena Malik whose claim to fame was her link-up with Ashmit Patel? As she turns a year older, we look at Bollywood starlets who shot to fame instantly with their controversies

First Published: 26 February, 2016 10:00 IST