As the years went by, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was embroiled in controversies. Recently, when Aishwarya’s name came up in the Panama Papers case, there was an uproar. Aishwarya was recently summoned by the ED in the 2016 ‘Panama Papers’ case, in which the actress was questioned for about five and a half hours. The ‘Panama Papers’ had the names of world leaders, businessmen and celebrities who had invested money abroad by forming fake companies to save tax. Aishwarya had recorded her statement before the ED under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
2. Jacqueline Fernandez
When the name of Jacqueline Fernandes came in the money laundering case of 200 crores, the fans were shocked. In the investigation of the case, Jacqueline’s name was also associated with thug Sukesh Chandrashekhar and there were shocking revelations about both. Sukesh had given expensive gifts worth crores to Jacqueline. Not only this, according to reports, Sukesh had also given a huge amount to Pinky Irani to get to know Jacqueline. Sukesh was in touch with not only Jacqueline but many other Bollywood actresses, including Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi. Media reports quoting ED sources said that Sukesh wanted to make big deals using his proximity to celebs.
3. Nora Fatehi
Apart from Jacqueline, Nora Fatehi also remained in controversies regarding her connection with thug Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Investigation revealed that Sukesh had also gifted a BMW car worth crores to Nora. Alleged WhatsApp chats between Nora and Sukesh also surfaced, revealing that the actress was talking to Sukesh about an expensive car.
4. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut was in the news for the whole year. Kangana got into trouble many times due to her outrageous statements. Kangana recently came into controversy when she had called India’s independence as a ‘beggar’ in an interview. From celebrities to politicians, Kangana’s statement was condemned. BJP Delhi leader Praveen Shankar had also demanded legal action against Kangana. Earlier, Kangana had also been badly trapped by commenting on the farmers’ movement. In the farmers’ movement, he called the agitators ‘Khalistani’, on which singer Diljit Dosanjh was also furious. There was a fierce ‘Twitter war’ between Kangana and Diljit on the issue of farmers’ movement. Kangana had also landed in controversies when she said that she finds Mumbai unsafe.
5. Ananya Pandey
Chunky Pandey’s daughter and actress Ananya Pandey was in discussion regarding the Mumbai cruise drugs case. Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested by NCB on 3 October 2021. As the investigation progressed in the case, some WhatsApp chats surfaced, including the name of Ananya Pandey. NCB questioned Ananya for several hours. Ask many questions by showing Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chats.
Deepika Padukone was in trouble when a financier based in UAE accused her as well as the makers of the film ’83’ of cheating and conspiracy. Along with this, a complaint was also filed in the Metropolitan Court of Mumbai. Director Kabir Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala were also named in the complaint.
7. Shilpa Shetty
The year 2021 was very bad for Shilpa Shetty in personal life. While on one hand her husband Raj Kundra had to spend several days in jail for making porn films, the couple was accused of cheating 1.51 crores by a man named Nitin Barai. An FIR was also lodged in Mumbai against Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra in this regard. In the pornography case, Mumbai Crime Branch interrogated Shilpa and her husband Raj Kundra face to face. Shilpa then claimed that she had no idea about the activities of her father Raj Kundra. Nor did he know what he was doing. Raj Kundra remained in jail for about 2 months in this case and was later released on bail.
8. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor could not have imagined that her name would be unnecessarily dragged into such a debate, due to which she would come under the trolls’ target. When news broke that Kareena had demanded a whopping fee of 12 crores for the role of Sita in a mythological film, there was a sensation. Kareena Kapoor was trolled badly. Whereas the truth was that Kareena did not increase any fees. But this news had given rise to a new debate that when male actors can get more fees then why not actresses. From Taapsee Pannu to Priyamani, many celebrities came in support of Kareena.
9. Yuvika Choudhary
Yuvika Chaudhary was embroiled in a controversy when she used a casteist word in a video regarding a particular community. The controversy had increased so much that an FIR was lodged against the actress under the SC/ST Act in Haryana.
10. Munmun Dutta
Munmun Dutta, who played the role of Babita ji in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, also got into legal trouble due to the use of a caste word. In one of his YouTube videos, Munmun had used the term casteist for the Dalit community, after which FIRs were registered against him under non-bailable sections under the SC/ST Act in Haryana, Mumbai and Indore. But later Munmun Dutta apologized on social media.
11. Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu had landed in controversy this year due to IT raids. Apart from Taapsee, IT raided the house of Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl. The raids were related to the tax evasion case of Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwani’s company ‘Phantom Films’. IT had questioned Taapsee and others for hours. However, Taapsee Pannu later told on Twitter that IT had questioned her about which matter.