BOLLYWOOD SCANDALS: top controversies of 2012

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- The year has been full of bizarre behaviour and starry idiosyncrasies. SRK's name surfaced more than once. Saif too made the cut. Shahid, Ranbir and Sanjay Dutt have all contributed to this list of lists! Dig in.

STARS ON A RAMPAGE

MCA banned Shah Rukh Khan from entering Wankhede Stadium

MCA slapped a five-year ban on Shah Rukh, Khan, co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), from entering the Wankhede Stadium for allegedly misbehaving with security personnel and MCA officials at the stadium. Complete Scoop

Shirish Kunder angered SRK and paid for it

Shah Rukh Khan allegedly assaulted Farah Khan's husband and filmmaker Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt's bash. According to reports, Shirish was drunk and followed Shah Rukh everywhere and even entered the loo with him. Irritated SRK then pinned him to a sofa and allegedly punched him. Full Story

Saif Ali Khan got arrested after hotel brawl

Saif Ali Khan went to have a quiet dinner with his friends at Wasabi - a Japanese restaurant in the Taj Mahal hotel. But it was not to be as he ended up in a scuffle with Iqbal Sharma, a South African national of Indian origin. By the end of it Iqbal had a bloddy nose and Saif a torn shirt! Here's what happened

DAVID & GOLIATH

Ajay Devgn Films took on Yash Raj Films(: Jitz Advani)

In a development that shocked many in Bollywood, actor-producer Ajay Devgn served a legal notice to Yash Raj Films for unfairly using their dominant position in the industry and putting pressure on the exhibitors to give prominence to their upcoming film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan over Devgn's Son of Sardaa. Both the films were set to release on Diwali. Read all about it here

TRULY INSPIRING

Barfi! becomes India's official entry for the Oscars, and all hell broke lose

Anurag Basu's Barfi! is creating a lot of buzz over being selected as India's official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film, however, seems heavily inspired by many movies. Read on and tell us if you think it's the right choice. Read Story

LOW FIVE

Tipsy Raima Sen announced marriage, then backtracked on Twitter

Seems Raima Sen got inspired from What Happens In Vegas or our desi Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. A 'tipsy' Raima Sen declared on Twitter one night that she was tying the knot with close friend Varun Thapar. Rest is Twitter archive. A minute by minute update

Sanjay Dutt was spotted eating tobacco at a cancer event

Actor Sanjay Dutt found himself in an ironical tangle when he was photographed chewing tobacco at an event for cancer prevention.

Story for the curious

KICKING UP DUST

Yesterday once more? Mohd Rafi vs Lata Mangeshkar

A Bollywood X-file is getting reopened, but still with nebulous conclusions. There has been much speculation about why Lata Mangeshkar and late Mohd Rafi fell out. Lataji in an interview made some claims which are challenged by Rafi saab's son. Full Story

CASTING COUCH

Rani Mukherji's brother in casting couch mess

Bollywood has once again been struck by the casting couch scandal. In the net is actor Rani Mukherji's brother, producer Raja Mukherji, who was arrested in Mumbai's Versova on Sunday after TV actor Priya Mishra pressed molestation charges on him.

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FASHION FIASCO

Fashion faux pas: Bollywood divas too lazy to remove shoe labels?

Madhuri Dixit looked every inch a perfect diva at an event in Mumbai. But for a 'minor' oversight - the sticker-label stuck on the bottom of her hopefully-new sandals. Actor Parineeti Chopra recently gave us a fancy photoshoot, with the shoe label sticking out again. See labels in detail here

SPELL-CHECK PLEASE

Shahid Kapoor ripped apart on Twitter

There are many reasons celebrities trend on Twitter - birthdays, deaths, film releases, gossip etc. But it is Shahid Kapoor's faux pas on the very public platform that makes him trend here. See what he did

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