Sometimes controversies are helpful to create exhilaration among the audiences but sometimes it can go against it. There are some movies which were linked to controversies. Take a look:
Wake Up Sid (2009)
Even a beautiful film like Wake Up Sid could not stay out of controversy's way. The same political party banned the film because the word 'Bombay' was used instead of Mumbai!
This was a film which covered the sexual escapades of Catholic priests. Shiney Ahuja played the lead role and had his first taste of controversy with this film. What happened in the later years is not so-Shiney at all.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
According to the Rajputs, Jodha was actually married to Akbar's son Salim and hence they had blocked the screening in Rajasthan.
Bandit Queen (1994)
This internationally acclaimed biopic based on Dacoit Phoolan Devi's life was banned in India by the Censor Board because of excessive nudity. When it finally released, the film bagged 3 National Awards.
Black Friday (2007)
This movie is based on the Mumbai bomb-blasts of 1993. The verdict for that case was still in the court and it was said that the movie would influence the decision, which is why the movie was banned for 2 years.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
A prominent party (no prizes for guessing) in Maharashtra attacked cinema halls when Shahrukh Khan made a comment about Pakistani players not playing in the IPL.
Now this one's a great example of how a public figure should always tread carefully. While the film itself did not have any controversial content, political parties in Gujarat burnt effigies of Aamir Khan and unofficially banned the film after Khan expressed his concern for the Narmada Dam issue.
Madras Cafe (2013)
This John Abraham - Nargis Fakhri starrer movie ran into controversies much before it released. Political parties from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka sought for a ban on the film because it portrayed them in poor light.
We all remember the social debate which followed this movie. Some scenes of the movie hurt the sentiments of several religious groups. It showcased some of their customs as superstitions and raged people.
Controversies around this movie are not dying anytime soon. With every passing day, a new controversy comes up around this movie. The movie was scheduled to release on 1st December but due to ongoing protests movie has been postponed for indefinite time period.
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