A celebrity, free from all controversies is like a lake without water or like a desert without sand. Hence, controversies play a very crucial role in the life of every celebrity. While many celebrities prefer not to get indulged into any such gossip, a few others intentionally evoke a debate with their controversial and bold statements.
A lot of Bollywood stars have said something controversial every now and then, that had later sparked a debate and gossip all over. Mostly in the recent times, we have witnessed several top-notch actors making some explosive statements, in order to take a dig at their contemporaries.
In fact, we see several Bollywood celebrities making controversial digs and statements through their posts on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Go through the below slide and check out the most explosive words uttered by your favourite celebrities.
Deepika Padukone's Controversy
During Karan Johar's chat show Koffee With Karan, actress Deepika Padukone had said that she wished to gift a pack of condoms to her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. This bold statement created extreme stir in Bollywood.
Salman Khan On Guzaarish
"Arre, koi kutta bhi nahin gaya (Even dogs didn't watch it)". This comment by Salman Khan on the film Guzaarish was a big shocker to Hrithik Roshan and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Saif Ali Khan's Joke
Saif Ali Khan landed up in controversy after he joked that he will be working with Hollywood actress Natalie Portman in a movie. Reportedly, Saif's joke had irked Portman's representative and they had later slapped a legal notice seeking an explanation for the joke. But later, Saif appologised.
Shatrughan Addresses Rani As 'Chopra'
During an event, when Shatrughan Sinha addressed Rani Mukherjee as 'Chopra', it gave the rumour mill a chance to gossip about her relationship with Aditya Chopra. There has been a lot of buzz ever since and gossip mongers are contemplating that Rani and Aditya are now officially married.
Kareena Kapoor Takes A Dig At Ash
A while ago, actress Kareena Kapoor took a dig at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan by stating, "It is very unfair to compare us, we're from two different generations." This created a controversy as many felt that Bebo might have termed Ash 'old.'
Sonam Kapoor Calls Ash 'Aunty'
Actress Sonam Kapoor took a dig at Aishwarya by calling her aunty. According to Kapoor, Rai had worked in films with her father Anil Kapoor. Hence, she is supposed to call Aishwarya 'aunty.'
Jaya's Anti-Marathi Remark
An off-handed remark by Jaya Bachchan, "We are from Uttar Pradesh and should speak in Hindi" had created a controversy with the Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) launching a scathing attack on her.
Ashutosh Insults Priyanka
During a speech at the IIFA, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar said, "Priyanka I love you, but I don't know how you got the award for Best Actress when Aishwarya was also nominated in the same category for Jodhaa Akbar." This was a sheer insult to Priyanka Chopra, who won several awards and appreciations for her role in the film Fashion.
Bipasha On John
During an interview, when actress Bipasha Basu was quizzed about John Abraham, the former replied, "Who? I don't know that person."
Karan And Priyanka Fight
During a recent rumoured cold war between Karan Johar and Priyanka Chopra, the former lashed out at the actress on Twitter. KJo wrote on Twitter, "Using their hired PR machinery and hiding behind so called "friends" to get news into tabloids is nothing but spineless and lame." KJo targeted PC after some of the actress' friends had disclosed to the tabloid that a powerful producer-director who can make or break careers, has not been kind to Priyanka behind her back.
During an interview, when Kareena said that her film would be better than Priyanka Chopra's Fashion, PC smartly retaliated by saying 'sour grapes'. "Well I guess if you don't have one (National Award) then, it's just sour grapes, you know. What do I say?," PC said.
Jaya Bachchan And SRK
Jaya Bachchan had once remarked that she would have slapped Shahrukh if he had made any infamous statement about his ideal daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her presence. This pot boiling statement came after she was asked to comment on the Shahrukh and Salman fight and how did she feel when it was rumored that Shahrukh had mentioned her daughter-in-law Aishwarya's name during the brawl.
We had heard a lot of catfights between actresses Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma. But, clearing all the confusions, Anushka made a few controversial comments during an interview. "A friend of Deepika had called up to say that she is doing Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani and not Anushka. My 'friends' don't call, do they? I am Kashyap's and Hirani's choice. She is Ayan's and whosoever's. I never pull anybody down. That makes me nice, right?" This statement by Ms Sharma was a clear dig at Deepika.
Aamir Named His Dog As 'Shahrukh'!
It was a clear humiliation to superstar Shahrukh Khan after Aamir Khan named his dog as 'Shahrukh.' "Shahrukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every now and then. What more can I ask for? Now, before you jump in to any conclusions let me add that Shahrukh is the name of our dog," Aamir had said.
Katrina-Rahul Gandhi controversy
During an interview, actress Katrina Kaif had said, "Am I supposed to be ashamed that I am half-Asian, I mean, no! Rahul Gandhi is half-Indian, half-Italian. So? I am very proud of what I am and I just don't understand the confusion as if I'm trying to hide the fact that my mother's a British. Why would I?" This statement fell hard on the congress party and the spokesman Manish Tewari later reacted, "Who is she? I do not know. Tomorrow, you will ask for our reaction on the statement of Johny Lever. To what level you want to bring down the level of the political discourse in the country?"
Deepika Takes A Dig At Katrina
During Karan Johar's chat show Koffee With Karan, actress Deepika Padukone had said that she would like to see Katrina Kaif's passport, apparently not only to decipher her age (like most people thought) but to scope for immigration stamps to confirm that she had travelled to the US to meet Ranbir when he was shooting there for Anjaana Anjaani.
Sonam Insults Katrina!
In an interview with film journalist Anupama Chopra in Cannes, Sonam Kapoor said she'd like to "give Katrina a bouquet". When asked the reason behind it, she said, "I don't know how she does it. You need a certain kind of commitment and a certain kind of shamelessness to do certain things."
Rani Mukherjee, Aishwarya Rai Fight
Recently, Rani Mukherjee took a dig at Aishwarya Rai by stating, "We, Indian women, get too carried away with our personal lives with rearing our children. We feel that we are the only mothers on the planet." Rani Mukherjee further added, "And, we believe we have to leave everything to bring up our children. Actresses need to pull up their socks and keep looking great and working out... and keep looking younger than what we are."
Sonam Kapoor Insults Shobha De
Sonam Kapoor once tweeted, "Guys pls don't take Shobhaa De seriously. She's a fossil who's getting no action and going through menopause. So just for her...(sic)."