What an eventful year it was in Tinseltown! Be it for the Kangana-Hrithik fiasco, the Padmavati controversy or the grand surprise that Virushka gave us towards the end.
Celebs make it to the news no matter what they do – charity, promotions, controversies, parties, airport looks or front page material like break-ups! They don’t have to try hard at all. It’s been a long year of breaking news items in Bollywood so let’s discuss the top five that got us excited!
The Excruciating Padmavati Controversy
The most talked about news in any social set-up this year was the well-awaited Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie – Padmavati, which unfortunately didn’t make it to the big screen.. yet.
Apparently, the movie’s story is inspired from an epic fictionalized poem Padmavat written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE, but a certain party in Rajasthan thinks otherwise, thus causing a major controversy in 2017 AD. Call it a misunderstanding, poor excuse for gaining popularity or age-old jingoistic behaviour from certain officials, the producers were forced to cancel the release of the film.
The trailer looks fantastic, the story legendary but somehow we’ve forgotten to leave art out of all the drama. Read more about the whole fiasco here!
Katrina Joined Instagram
In April 2017, we were all happy to find Katrina Kaif finally make it to Instagram with an official account and the best behind the scene shenanigans. And honestly, since day one she has won our hearts over and over again.
While some celebs spam your feed with daily OOTDS (outfit of the day), Katrina shows us the fun she has with her crew, how she learns great dance moves and her bestie time with Alia Bhatt – those two give us some serious BFF goals!
She basically proves how fabulous she is on-screen and off-screen. We’re glad 2017 brought us closer to Katrina! Check out a few other Bollywood feeds we love, here.
Kangana Ki Adalat
In September 2017, Kangana Ranaut appeared on Aap Ki Adalat for an honest interview and a few too many controversies were brought to light.
She bravely stated her experiences and perspectives in the one on one session which left the nation shocked by the end of it all. People got a few answers but were left with jarring questions too. And even though Hrithik came clean with his side of the story later, the havoc was done and people had already picked sides.
We picked a side too because it was clear who was more believable. Read our opinion about it here!
Priyanka’s Overwhelming Charity
Very few celebs go all out with charity when they’re on top of their fame-game, and our beloved Priyanka Chopra definitely is number one on this list!
Just look at her! This global star who most likely has no time to breathe with all of her schedules and commitments, somehow always makes the time to spread good vibes. She is the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF and has travelled the globe for various causes. Be it Africa, Jordon or in her own homeland, India – in 2017 she touched a million hearts and truly inspired their souls.
Oh, how we love you Piggy Chops! Despite it, all her beautiful experience in Jordan faced a bit of a twitter-rage from a few people, but as always she handled it with grace. Here’s more about the issue!
Virushka’s Secret Wedding in Italy
2017 ended on a fabulous note with the country’s favourite couple – Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tying the knot, that too in the most dreamy and lavish fashion ever!
After their adorable Manyavar ad for Diwali, we all expected that a wedding was on the charts, but our hopes died down when the news proved otherwise. We all forgot about the rumours, but Virat taking leave from ODI matches was still a bit doubtful. Then one fine day in December we woke up to gorgeous pictures of their secret wedding in Tuscany, Italy and soon the internet exploded with overwhelming emotion!
This is NOT an understatement because most of India was/is borderline obsessed with all things Virushka and their beautiful wedding and honeymoon pictures. Well, it’s not our fault how perfect they are! They absolutely give each one of us major couple-goals.
*deep sigh* Exciting, wasn’t it? Let’s hope 2018 is as sensational as 2017. Happy New Year!