Top 10 Controversies of 2007

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Controversy in any way, shape or form calls for looming headlines, hushed whispers and of course, a sizzling story. Though we are nowhere close to our Hollywood counterparts (thankfully!) Bollywood is still no stranger to stories that cook up a storm. In this article, we highlight the stories that really got people talking, or in some cases, burning effigies on the street. What made Bollywood tick this year? Let’s find out.

Politician Amar Singh vs. Shah Rukh Khan

While hosting an award function earlier in the year, the charming Shah Rukh Khan made a joke about seeing “evil” in the eyes of politician Amar Singh. The latter took great offence at what was meant to be a harmless joke and retaliated by saying “I will also humiliate him publicly someday and then apologise to him saying it was all in black humour.” Supporters of Singh protested outside Shahrukh’s house and Khan claimed they instilled great fear into his daughter Suhana and left her in tears. He warned everyone not to mess with his kids or there would be great consequences to face. In an interview with Mid Day he said, “What I said was a joke. If you can’t take a joke, don’t come for these events. They’re meant for the fraternity. You make a big issue and ask my wife to apologise? Balls.” Take note, Amar Singh.

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