Controversies are something that is hard to keep away from if one is in a spotlight all the time. Many Tamil celebrities have managed to dodge some of the unwanted controversies in the past but most of them have fallen prey to it in one way or another.
Though few actors attempt a publicity stunt to get the public's focus back on them, most stars are unfortunately followed by controversies and eventually they become controversies favourite child. Kollywood has had its share of controversies and the trend never fails to cease.
Most of the controversies include a celebrity's relationship with another while the rest have been surprisingly brought upon by the actor or actress in question. Being a celebrity, even a smallest of action can spark a controversy and most of the time such celebrities only realize their bit once the controversy gets out of their hands.
Only a few celebrities have been controversial and successful at the same time. Kamal Haasan for instance has seen number of controversies in the past ranging from his relationships to what he conveys through his films and yet he has remained to be one of the most successful actors Tamil cinema has ever seen.
On the other hand, not so famous celebrities too have found themselves in trouble and you are about to witness a mixture of these two type of stars.
Check out the slides below to know the top 10 most controversial Tamil celebrities in recent times:
Right from his relationships to showcasing sexually explicit scenes and themes in his movies, Kamal has seen it all. His latest release Vishwaroopam too sparked off a controversy with a group of people claiming that the movie had scenes hurting their religious sentiments.
Khushboo too has sparked many controversies. Recently, she said it was fine for girls to have pre-marital sex but not without taking precautions to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Her comments on whether or not modern men should expect their brides to be virgins also gave rise to a huge dispute.
Though she was not involved in any major controversies while she was acting, her involvement in the recent Nithyananda controversy almost became the most famous of them all. The alleged adult video involving her and the self styled godman went viral and was even showcased in major TV channels.
Simbu has been termed as the latest favourite child of controversies by many. Though most of the controversies have been related to his multiple relationships, his recent comment on Ajith starrer Yennai Arindhaal too did not go well with most of the fans who took out their frustration on social networks.
Like Simbu, Nayantara's controversies too have been pertaining to her relationships. Apart from that, her recent controversies include picking up a fight with temple authorities in Kerala and an entire organization claiming that she has brought disrespect to all women in Tamil Nadu.
During a public function pertaining to the Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji which had prominent personalities, she was criticized for her dressing style. After the movie Midnight's Children was released, Shriya was once again in trouble for the role she portrayed in the film.
Recently Anjali was said to be sidelined by the entire Actors Association when she suddenly disappeared without any prior information. The actress returned after a while and said that she has herself to blame for involving herself in a controversy.
Women activists in Tamil Nadu demanded a ban on his film New, which they said contained obscene sex scenes. Surya was arrested by police for allegedly throwing a mobile phone at a woman censor board official in a fit of anger during the post-production of the film.
When Sona attended a party which celebrated the success of Ajith starrer Mankatha, she claimed that Singer-producer SPB Charan allegedly misbehaved with her which in turn became a huge controversy. She was also quoted as saying she uses men like tissue paper in a magazine which she later refused.
Bhuvaneswari of Boys fame has been arrested in the past on charges of involving herself in prostitution. She has also been involved in many alleged sex scandals in the past.