Everyone must be aware of the controversy going around the film Padmaavat. The producers had to change the name, actors got death threats, women threatened to commit ‘jaauhar’ and what not.After all the chaos, the film is finally going to release on 25 January. At last, the film will be on the screen with a full-page disclaimer. Although this is not the first time that a Bollywood film has offended people. Here is a list of seven such films that made headlines even before their release.
Sunny Doel and Sakshi Tanwar starrer film is based on the present days of Varanasi. Mohalla Assi faced backlash for hurting the sentiments of people on religious grounds. The film hasn’t been issued a certificate yet.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
The film that created a lot of buzz due to its star cast. The Uri attack was the reason behind people opposing the film as Pakistani actor Fawad Khan was part of the cast. Since the relationships between Indian and Pakistan were strained, people did not want a Pakistani actor as a part of Karan Johar’s film.
Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees also couldn’t dodge the controversy. The film was asked to be banned as it seemed that it was based on the life story of gangster Abdul Latif. Later, the Uri attack also affected this film. Mahira Khan, a Pakistani actor was featured in the film and the producer was asked to pay a penalty of 5 crores.
Aamir Khan starrer PK got into trouble on religious grounds, as it was based on the superstitions believed by people practicing different religions. It went on to become a hit at the Box Office.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela
Before the Padmaavat row, Ranveer and Deepika starrer film Ram-Leela also faced the music. Since the title of the film had the name of Lord Ram in it, people burnt posters to protest.
The Dirty Picture
The film is based on the life of South Indian actress Silk Smitha. Her career was already controversial enough to offend people. What got the film in trouble was a notice from Silk’s brothers over the movie poster.
Amitabh Bachchan’s film Nishabdh was inspired by the classic novel Lolita. The story of a sixty-year-old falling in love with his daughter’s friend was not acceptable according to Indian values. The film had to be banned in Allahabad.