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Top 10 Most controversial bollywood films of all time!

Hindi film industry has entertained us with innumerable films of various genres. From masala to romance to action films, we’ve seen it all. But did you know ‘controversy’ is also a genre in Bollywood? These Bollywood movies are controversial because of many reasons, some of these have hurt the sentiments of religious sites and some are contradictory to the social behaviors of the  people.  Some movies are controversial due to their vulgar and adult scenes. So, Lets have a look on these controversial Bollywood films of all time.

1. Padmavati

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati has already faced several opposition from Rajput community. Various organisations, political parties and individuals have stood up for the Rajput community and have opposed the release of Padmavati over apprehensions that it distorts history in telling the tale of Rajput queen Padmavati.

2. Water

Water is a 2005 Indo-Canadian film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag Kashyap.  It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India. With the story dealing with a topic like Sati, the film went through difficult times during shooting itself. The story and scenes of the movie hurt the sentiments of Hindus in a result they burnt the posters of the film and did a huge protest against it.

3. Madras Cafe

John Abraham starrer Madras Cafe created a lot of controversies before the movie gets released. Some students of a law college supported the demand of banning the film by some Tamil political organisations.

4. Udta Punjab

This Abhishek Chaube film starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor Khan was an honest portrayal of a drug situation in Punjab. It brilliantly showed how the youth in the state is affected by this issue, how politicians are involved in spreading the addictions, how people are unknowingly dragged in the drug addiction and how this issue is destroying the entire population in the state. However this realistic depiction was not welcomed by censor board and it ordered 98 cuts in the film pointing at abusive words and objectionable scenes.

5. Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha has created a lot of controversies. The ‘lady-oriented’ film directed by Alankrita Shrivastava has had its fair share of battles with the board that even refused to certify the film for its content that is laced with sexual scenes and abusive words, apart from other things.

5. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

In the wake of the Uri attacks and the subsequent IMPPA diktat of banning Pakistani artistes from working in the country, the members of Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) have now decided that no films starring any Pakistani actors will be released in theatres. This directly affects Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, which stars Pakistani talent Fawad Khan. The film also creates controversies.

6. Black Friday

Black Friday, was the film centred on the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast. The content was so controversial that the CBFC banned it for three years in anticipation that it will influence the court proceedings on the case. After TADA court announced the verdict, the film was cleared and released in theatres.

7. Aandhi

Directed by Gulzar, the movie was banned as it was mildly inspired by Indira Gandhi and was later aired when congress lost election in 1977.

8. Kama Sutra- A Tale of Love

This film directed by Mira Nair ran into trouble for the most obvious reason- sexually explicit content! Though India is the origin of the ancient text written by Vatsayana, both the audience and censor board could not accept the film to portray it.

9.  Vishwaroopam

Muslim groups in Tamil Nadu demanded the ban of the film and claimed, that the film would hurt Muslim sentiments. Although the film was cleared by Central Board of Film Certification of India, thatre owners in Tamil Nadu were asked not to screen Vishwaroopam, citing law and order problems, however the film released in other states with greater Muslim populations than in Tamil Nadu.

10. Bandit Queen

One of the best films to have ever graced the silver screen, Bandit Queen received an over whelming positive response at several film festivals. However, it was criticised by the Censor Board of India for excessive use of crude language and sexual content. The film further faced issues when Phoolan Devi, the lady on whom the film was based on, raised an objection.

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