Controversies have always been a ‘TRP’ raiser for Television. Reality TV and serials has always managed to grab eye-balls with its controversial cat-fights or exits, like Kushal's exit from Bigg Boss 7, Karan Singh Grover's exit from Qubool Hai, Sunil Grover's exit from Comedy Nights With Kapil or even the recent Drashti Dhami's exit from Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7.
‘Bani-Ishq Da Kalma’, came into controversy as soon as the trailors came up. The protagonist and title of the serial originally ‘Gurbaani’, was opposed strongly by a majority of the Sikh Community which forced the productions to change the title to ‘Bani’ abruptly! Considered the biggest shock in 2013, Sunil Grover, known as ‘Gutthi’ quit the popular show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ at a point where Gutthi’s character was soaring in popularity. Reports suggested creative differences and Sunil’s demand for a pay hike as reasons. COLORS channel further applied for a copyright of Gutthi’s character!
Controversy and ‘Big Boss’ go hand-in-hand! And this season too, didn’t fail at all! Whether it be the Armaan-Sofia spat which led Armaan to face arrest or Ajaz Khan’s controversial remarks on Narendra Modi ,‘Big Boss Season 7’ proved to be the ‘boss’ of all controversies! Kushal Tandon became TV’s favourite controversy child with his attack on Andy becoming the ‘talk-of-the-town’! Furthermore, the verbal spat between Salman Khan and Kushal was all there to see on TV as he made his comeback. Pratyusha Banerjee scored a double whammy with her controversial exit from ‘Balika Vadhu’ with reports suggesting tantrum issues. She also was in news for filing a harassment case against her now ex-boyfriend Makrand Malhotra.
Karan Singh Grover’s fans were in for a shock when the production sacked him from ‘Qubool Hai’, quoting his unprofessionalism. However, Karan suggested that it was his call to quit. Telly’s popular actress Mona Singh was outraged when she came across a scandalous MMS clip with her face morphed in it. Recently, Dhrashti Dhami was ousted from hosting ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’, apparently due to lack of presentation skills.
‘Jodha Akbar’ has been successful to be in controversies. Leading actress Paridhi Sharma had alleged harassment by her director. She doesn’t look eye-to-eye with her co-star Rajat Tokas(Akbar). Recently, Ekta Kapoor, the show’s creative director has rumouredly backed off after the Raput community caused a stir.
Controversies come and go. Some are intentionally created to gain TRPs whereas some are genuine and TV actors have to face the music!