Bollywood has always been a hub of talented artists whose influence has been felt in various social spheres. But there have been a few artists who had put up a bad image of themselves in society through their controversial actions.
Here is the list of our top infamous artists who faced heavy criticism for their misdeeds among the public.
1. Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi was once considered to be one of the brightest prospects of Bollywood. His sensational debut with RGV’s Company and a series of successful films under Yash Raj Films Production made him look like one of the promising young stars of Bollywood.
But it all collapsed after his fight with Salman Khan. Salman Khan was dating Aishwariya Roy, his the-then girlfriend when Vivek dropped in the middle of two, which really pissed off Salman Khan. Salman started drinking and hurling abuse towards Vivek and threatening him. Vivek did not tolerate this behaviour and chose to expose Salman. That decision backfired and caused Vivek’s career.
2. Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor was a significant figure in Bollywood known for his comic and negative roles. But in 2005, in a sting operation by India TV, Shakti was seen demanding s#xual favours from a girl in exchange for getting her a role in a movie in Bollywood.
The scandal negatively highlighted Shakti’s career. This is the main reason why he is hardly seen in Bollywood these days.
3. Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Abhijeet Bhattacharya was once famous for his mellifluous voice. But bygone are those days. Now he is better remembered for making sexist, homophobic comments ad hate speech. He even did not spare the three Khans with his atrocities. All this toxicity ultimately overshadowed his music career. And the Twitter backlash he received from his own fans acted as the last nail on the coffin of his singing career.
4. Shiney Ahuja
Shiney Ahuja was considered one of the most immense rising talents in the early days of his acting career. He won the 2005 Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and went on to take part in big projects like Gangster, Who Lamhe, Life in a Metro and Bhool Bhulaiyaa.
But in 2009, he was arrested for r#ping, detaining and threatening a 19-year-old house help staff. He was sentenced to 7 years of prison. And this led to the downfall of his career.
5. Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan was having a smooth running career in Bollywood until he got involved in a scandal that changed everything. He was found guilty of coca!ne abuse which screws his career in acting.
As far as his latest statement goes, he is very much happy with his life outside Bollywood. He showed no interest in coming back to the industry.
6. Zayed Khan
Zayed Khan is the son of celebrity duo Zarine and Sanjay Khan. He received ample opportunities to break into Bollywood but wasted all the huge offers only to be a part of awful movies like Rocky, Speed, Cash etc. Zayed Khan finished his own career all by himself due to his horrendous selection in film.
7. Aman Verma
Once upon a time, in the Hindi reality show industry, Aman Verma was the real deal. He hosted multiple reality shows successfully and even made it to Bigg Boss season 9. But in a sting operation by India TV, Aman was seen asking se*ual favours in return for some professional help from a girl. This soon turned into a scandal, and Aman’s career was eventually over after this scandal.
8. Manisha Koirala
Manish Koirala was once a heartthrob of B town. But immense alcohol addiction affected her acting career. From being a part of Dil Se, Mann, Bombay to not getting a call for any major roles, she experienced a huge downfall.