Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and producer. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in India and her accolades include three Filmfare Awards. Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. Her dimpled smile and mesmerizing looks took over the industry as soon she entered Bollywood with the film Om Shanti Om.
Not only Bollywood, but Deepika has impressed the Hollywood industry as well with her acting skills and ravishing looks. She can make anyone go weak in the knees with her beautiful dimpled smile. However, Deepika has also shocked us as well with the numerous controversies surrounding her on various occasions. So today, we have come up with a list of such events when Deepika made headlines. Let’s have a look:
Siddharth Mallya and Deepika lip lock
During the matches of Royal Challengers Bangalore, more attention to the media was focused on the alleged relationship between Siddharth Mallya, the son of Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya and Bollywood bombshell Deepika Padukone. The pair sealed the reports of their relationship with a very passionate kiss in one of the most popular displays of PDA in Indian history.
During the 2011 edition of the IPL, after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL at the Eden Gardens, Siddharth couldn’t contain himself and gave his lady-love a mouthful in the galleries of the Eden Gardens, which was left for the whole world to witness. Siddharth caught hold of his lady and kissed her passionately, with Deepika kissing him back. The kiss was the hot topic in the Indian tabloids and television news channels for weeks to come and the media outlets had a field day with the images and the video footage. However, their relationship did not last long and the actress is now happily married to actor Ranveer Singh.
This is one of the hot-topics nowadays and the news about the incident is flooded on various social media handles. The controversy initiated when the actress joined the JNU vigil on Tuesday to show her support and condemn the brutal attack on JNU students that happened on Sunday. The Chhapaak-movie star who was in town for promotions visited the protesting students at Jawaharlal Nehru University to express her solidarity against the JNU attack. She even made a statement during an interview, “I feel angry that this is happening. At the same time, it is a matter of concern that action is not being taken”.
This caused a buzz on the social media with negative as well as positive comments from netizens with the hashtags ‘boycottchhapaak’ and ‘IStandwithDeepika’ trending simultaneously on various platforms. While some came in support of the actress. But some people slammed the actress and decided to boycott her film Chhapaak.
The controversy erupted when a leading publication had circulated an inappropriate picture of Deepika Padukone went viral and media carried many write-ups about her cleavage show with moral policing. However, Deepika was not the one to hear all this and sit quietly. She replied in an assertive yet beautifully way as she was unhappy about the distasteful comments published in some leading publication. Deepika tweeted: “Yes I am a woman. I have breasts. I have cleavage. You got a problem?”, hence winning the war gracefully.
The film ‘Padmaavat’ controversy
Padmavati made headlines even before the film was released. Sanjay Leela Bhansali helmed film’s sets were ransacked in Rajasthan by the supporters of Karni Sena because they believed that the director was tampering the history. The film which is inspired by the life of Queen Padmini drew flak for more than one reason. The leaders of the Karni Sena threatened the actress of chopping her nose and also posted a bounty on Bhansali. In fact, post the controversy the title of the film was also changed from Padmavati to Padmaavat.
Bajirao Mastani controversy
The descendants of Peshwa Bajirao and Mastani had accused the makers of misrepresenting the historical characters. A petition had been filed stating that the song ‘Pinga’ is offensive to Marathi culture. The descendant of Bajirao Peshwa I alleged that historical facts have been “altered” while portraying the late king and his wives Kashibai and Mastani in the film.
Koffee with Karan show controversy
When the entire world was preoccupied speculating about the possible reason behind Deepika’s break-up with Ranbir, she cheekily made some comments on Karan Johar’s show Koffee with Karan that she wishes him to endorse a condom brand sparking off further rumors about his infidelity. Her statement took over the internet and she was in the news for quite some time because of the same.
Vogue Empower- “My Choice” video controversy
Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone’s women empowerment video ‘My Choice’ landed in a controversy for advocating sex outside marriage. In the video, the actress is heard saying that “it is a women’s choice to have sex outside marriage”. This statement was not gone down well with many and the irked viewers took to Twitter to condemn the actress for encouraging adultery.
Though the video may sound derogatory to others actress Deepika Padukone says she never intended to promote infidelity in a relationship through the short film. Deepika, also broke her silence about the much-debated online video on women empowerment, saying the larger meaning of the documentary was ignored!! Whatever be the reason, the actress was again landed into controversy because of the video.
Dum Maro Dum item number
Everyone found Deepika great in her item number in the movie ‘Dum Maro Dum’. However, despite appreciations from various quarters, she faced a lot of repercussions for the lyrics of the song. The song received criticism not only from the audience or critics but also from the original performer of the song, Zeena Taman as well. Though there was no problem with the actress, the lyrics of the song landed the actress to be a part of the controversy as well.
There were plenty of rumors circulated about Deepika-Ranbir bitter break up. Deepika confirmed the rumors about infidelity and she openly spoke about it and said, “The first time he cheated on me, I thought there was something wrong with me or the relationship, but when someone makes a habit of it, you know the problem lies with him. Yet I was foolish enough to give him a second chance because he begged and pleaded, even though everyone around me said he was still staying.” She had to break the silence as everyone around her was asking questions and she had to spill the beans to end everything.
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
The film, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, has been dragged to different courts over the title and content. Some political groups had tried to stop the screening of the movie in places like Delhi, Rajkot, and Indore. Bhansali was also forced to change certain words in the Gujarat-set film after some members of the Rajput community expressed displeasure. The title of the film had aroused huge controversy which was later changed.
This article is not intended to support or hurt any religious group or community nor does it intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments.