Bollywood is no stranger to stars and starry attitudes. Most stars, however, prefer to remain diplomatic and politically correct because film promotions keep them in the public eye every second. Social media trolls will watch everything they say and do like a hawk. Some celebrities make statements that contradicted their previous statements, but they aren’t to blame for making your life difficult.
1. When the infamous AIB Roast happened, Aamir Khan expressed his displeasure at the content and language used.
“My opinion is that it was a violent show. Karan and Arjun are my friends and I scolded them and told them that I was not impressed with it. If you think 25 abuses can impress me, then you’re wrong. I’m not 14 anymore; abusive language doesn’t excite me. If you can make me laugh without hurting anyone, that I’ll appreciate. I don’t think jokes about the colour of skin or one’s sexuality are funny at all.”
But when producing Delhi Belly, which was an adult comedy, Aamir Khan made a guest appearance in it and his nephew played the lead role. Defending himself Aamir said,
The youth of the nation today talk in that manner. If you cannot stand such language, please don’t watch the film. All good.
2. In the run-up to the release of Bombay Velvet and the excitement about Ranbir and Katrina’s relationship, Ranbir Kapoor chose not to divulge details of his private life to the media.
Ranbir even walked out of the promotional event of Roy when asked about his then girlfriend.
But he jovially made a reference to Anushka Sharma’s relationship with Virat Kohli in Star Sports during a trailer launch for Bombay Velvet. That behaviour was a bit contradictory!
3. During the press conference of Veere Di Wedding, Kareena Kapoor Khan said that she believes in equality, but she isn’t a feminist.
Kareena Kapoor is one of the few actresses who is candid and straightforward, but her candidness often causes her to put her foot in her mouth.
I’m not sexist, I believe women belong in the kitchen.
Just like #KareenaKapoor is not a feminist but believes in equality. @TheQuint @medhac1 @GarvitaKhybri @rosheenazehra @tedhikheer29 @khemtajose @MeghnadBose93 @NidhiMahajn @BBlessy @Divyanie @singhvatsala @UBhattacheryya pic.twitter.com/4r8bnOodbi
— Sameeksha Khare (@sameekshakh) May 23, 2018
I believe in equality. I wouldn’t say I am a feminist, I would say I am a woman and above all, I am a human being. I am also as proud to be known as Saif Ali Khan’s wife, as I am to be Kareena Kapoor. So that is just the way I am.
But again in another interview, Kareena said that she doesn’t need to scream out loud about women’s rights to prove that she is a feminist. We’re confused, Bebo.
4. In a tweet, Sonam Kapoor had expressed her concern about the rise in air pollution in Mumbai during Diwali.
Have never had breathing issues in my life. But have been wheezing and developed bronchitis. It’s so scary https://t.co/PpxehtuUYX
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) November 1, 2017
She later showed pictures of herself with firecrackers while celebrating New Year’s in London.
The internet trolled her for her double standards, and she had to deal with it.
Take care of your Bronchitis that troubles you only at the time of Diwali. Enjoy Bronchitis free London’s New Year crackers smoke. pic.twitter.com/DZU3cJKNVa
— Maanoj Salkkar (@maanojsalkkar) January 1, 2018
I don’t want Indians to celebrate Diwali & i will say i am unable to breathe because of Diwali.. but I will travel to foreign cities to see their firecrackers & my brrathing is subjected to festivals; if its not hindus festivals, i am fit. Otherwise i will complain.
— Avinash Choubey (@avinashchoubey) January 1, 2018
5. During the 2017 India Today Conclave, Kangana Ranaut spoke about how it doesn’t matter if you are an insider or outsider in the film industry as long as your audience accepts you.
The truth is that (insider or outsider) really doesn’t matter. It’s hard to get your first break but once it releases, it’s up to the audience. So many of them have been rejected no matter where you come from. You come from mountains like me or from California, it doesn’t matter. It’s people who decide in the end and nothing else really matters. Everyone has the struggle to go through.
However, no the actor doesn’t miss any opportunities to criticize star kids and expresses his concerns about how the film industry rewards star kids while treating outsiders unfairly.
6. In the past, Sania Mirza posted a tweet saying that she had used the One Plus 3T for a few months and it was amazing.
Eventually, netizens realized she was using her iPhone to tweet.
— Pankaj Ahuja (@panku_) May 17, 2017
7. Priyanka Chopra posted on Instagram that she supported Black Lives Matter after the brutal murder of George Floyd.
But in India, she promoted fairness creams for quite some time.