25 Biggest Controversies Of 2022: From Ranveer's Nude Photoshoot To Deepika's Saffron Bikini

Be it the entertainment sector or any other industry, controversies are a big part of everyone's life. So, here's the list of the biggest controversies of Indian celebrities in the year 2022.


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25 Biggest Controversies Of 2022: From Ranveer's Nude Photoshoot To Deepika's Saffron Bikini

Celebrities and their lavish lifestyle look appealing to many. From their luxurious cars to their homes in posh locations, everything about celebrities looks dreamy. Their life always remains in the spotlight of the media. Be it their professional life or their relationship, people across the world are interested to know about what is happening in a celebrity's life. Apart from ruling the hearts of millions with their exceptional work, celebrities sometimes get surrounded by unwanted controversies. 

It is impossible to overlook the year 2022 while discussing controversies. From Ranveer Singh grabbing a lot of hate for his nude photoshoot to the boycott trend, the year 2022 has seen many ups and downs. And as we approach the year-end, let's take a look at the Indian celeb controversies of 2022 that shook the entire nation.

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#1. Ranveer Singh's nude photoshoot

ranveer singh's nude photoshoot

Ranveer Singh is one of the most famous actors in Bollywood. In several instances, the actor got trolled for his dressing sense. However, recently Ranveer got embroiled in a controversy after posing for a magazine photoshoot. On July 21, 2022, his pictures from the photoshoot were uploaded on social media platforms, after which netizens mercilessly trolled the actor for wearing no clothes. Moreover, the Mumbai Police had even filed an FIR under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 292 (sale of obscene books etc), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young people) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman). 

#2. Jacqueline Fernandez's relationship with conman, Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Jacqueline involvement in money laundering

It was in October 2021 when the Enforcement Directorate summoned Jacqueline Fernandez for the first time for her alleged connection in the Rs. 200 crores money laundering case. And earlier this year, on August, 17, 2022, ED had filed a charge sheet against Jacqueline Fernandez in a Delhi court. In the supplementary charge sheet, Enforcement Directorate mentioned the actress as one of the accused in the money laundering case. Currently, Jacqueline is out on pre-arrest bail. However, since her involvement with Sukesh came into the public eye, she has been receiving hate. 

#3. Dhanush and Aishwarya Rajinikanth's divorce

dhanush-aishwarya divorce

Dhanush and Aishwarya Rajinikanth were the 'IT' couple of the South Indian film industry. The duo got married in the year 2004, and the ex-couple is even blessed with two sons, Yatra Raja and Linga Raja. After living a marital bliss for 18 years, it was on January 17, 2022, when Aishwarya and Dhanush announced their divorce news. Taking to their respective Instagram handles, the ex-couple had shared a long note and asked their fans to respect their decision. However, the news broke the heart of millions, and their fans were left shocked by their separation news.

#4. Richa Chaddha's tweet about the Indian Army

richa's tweet about the Indian army

Bollywood actress, Richa Chaddha is known for her bold and unapologetic attitude. However, this time, the actress was embroiled in a controversy after she reacted to the statement of Lt General Upendra Dwivedi about the Indian Army taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Reacting to his statement, the Gangs of Wasseypur actress had tweeted, "Galwan says hi". However, her statement didn't go well with the netizens. The entire nation was shocked and even condemned her for mocking the sacrifices made by the Indian Army in the 2020 Galwan clash between India and China.

#5. Kritika Khurrana's divorce

Kritika khuranna's divorce

Famous fashion blogger, Kritika Khuarrana a.k.a That Boho Girl had shocked the entire nation when she announced her divorce from her ex-husband, Aditya Chhabra. Her separation news generated a lot of controversies as the fashion influencer had decided to part ways with her husband just five months after their wedding. For the unversed, Kritika got married to her long-time boyfriend, Aditya Chhabra on April 20, 2022, in a grand affair. 

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#6. The controversy around Nayanthara for wearing footwear at Tirumala Tirupati premises

nayanthara and vignesh temple visit controversy

The lady superstar of the South Indian film industry, Nayanthara got married to filmmaker, Vignesh Shivan on June 9, 2022, in an intimate ceremony in Mahabalipuram. And right after their wedding, the munch-in-love couple had visited Tirumala Tirupati to seek blessings. However, the actress's appearance at the temple created a lot of controversies. The Chief Vigilance Security officer, Tirumala Tirupati Desvasthanam Board, Narasimha Kishore, accused Nayanthara of roaming around the temple premises without removing her footwear. 

#7. The controversy around Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan's newborn

vignesh shivan and nayanthara twins controversy

The most beautiful couple in the South Indian film industry, Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan got married on June 9, 2022, in a dreamy wedding affair. Within four months of their marriage, the couple had embraced parenthood on October 9, 2022, after the arrival of their twins, Uyir and Ulagam, via surrogacy. However, the birth of their twins landed the couple in legal trouble, as the couple was accused of transgressing any laws governing surrogacy in India. The controversy around their kids' birth led to government involvement, after which it was clarified that Nayanthara and Vignesh had not broken any law. 

#8. Devoleena's wedding to her boyfriend, Shanwaz

Devoleena's marriage to a muslim man

Saath Nibhana Sathiya fame, Devoleena Bhattacharjee landed in a problematic controversy after tying the knot with a Muslim man. For the unversed, the actress got married to her gym trainer and boyfriend, Shahnawaz Sheikh on December 14, 2022, in an intimate ceremony. However, netizens trolled Devoleena for marrying a Muslim man and called her beautiful love story a 'Love Jihad'. Moreover, her brother, Andeep Bhattacharjee's absence from her shaadi also created a huge controversy, as many said that he was not happy with her decision.

#9. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer's divorce rumours

deepika and ranveer divorce

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are one of the most adorable couples in Bollywood. The duo got married on November 14-15, 2018, after dating each other for 6 years. However, the lovebirds landed in a controversy after the rumours about their separation started making rounds on the internet. It all started when a Twitter user had shared a statement hinting that there had been troubles in Ranveer and Deepika's paradise.

#10. Malaika Arora's Balenciaga outfit controversy

Malaika's balenciaga outfit

Popular actress, Malaika Arora often lands in trouble for her unapologetic attitude. On December 5, 2022, the actress attended the birthday bash of her designer friend, Manish Malhotra. For the party, Malaika donned a beautiful Balenciaga embossed silver, midi dress paired with a thigh-high leather boot. However, her outfit for the day landed the actress in unwanted controversy as the brand she was wearing was accused of supporting child pornography with one of its ad campaigns.

#11. Sajid Khan's entry in 'Bigg Boss 16'

sajid khan in bigg boss 16

Filmmaker, Sajid Khan's entry into the reality show, Bigg Boss 16 landed him in huge controversy. For the unversed, the filmmaker was accused of sexual harassment in the #MeToo movement in 2018 by several women from the entertainment industry. After Sajid was given a heroic welcome in the show, several Bollywood celebrities like Ali Fazal, Sona Mohapatra demanded his eviction from the show. Moreover, actress Mandana Karimi quit showbiz to express her displeasure and anger over Sajid's entry into the BB house.

#12. The debate between Ajay Devgn and Kichcha Sudeep over the national language

ajay devgn and sudeep debate over national language

The superstars, Ajay Devgn and Sudeep Kichcha entered into a heated argument when the latter commented on the success of South Indian films and said that 'Hindi is no more a national language.' Reacting to this, Ajay had directed a tweet on him and asked him why the South film industry was releasing the Hindi-dubbed versions of their films. Their debate led to a huge controversy, and people across the nation started discussing the topic.

#13. The boycott trend

aamir khan's statement on boycott trend

Ever since Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput died by committing suicide, netizens have gone crazy, and they have been venting out their anger by boycotting Hindi films. However, things turned worse when Aamir Khan requested his fans not to boycott his film, Laal Singh Chaddha. He even said that people who are saying to boycott him and his films believe that he doesn't like India, which is not true. After this statement, Aamir landed himself into a huge controversy, and things took an ugly turn for him. Eventually, it affected his film's performance at the box office.

#14. Controversy over Akshay Kumar promoting a 'pan masala' brand

akshay kumar's paan masala ad

Akshay Kumar landed into a controversy after he became the brand ambassador of the pan masala brand, Vimal. However, his association with the brand didn't go well as previously, the actor had spoken against promoting gutka brands. After facing backlash from the netizens, Akshay withdrew his association with the brand and also apologised to his fans.

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#15. The controversy around 'Kaali' poster

kaali poster controversy

The documentary film, Kaali's poster created a huge controversy in the country. It showed the goddess smoking while holding a pride flag. After the release of the poster, several FIRs were filed against the filmmaker, Leena Manimekalai, for hurting religious sentiments. 

#16. 'Liger' funding investigation

liger funding investigation

The national heartthrob, Vijay Deverakonda was grilled by ED after a complaint was filed with the central agency stating that black money was invested in his movie, Liger, by a top leader of Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He was questioned by the agency in connection with the case related to an alleged FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999).

#17. Urvashi Rautela and Rishabh Pant's connection

urvashi and rishabh's controversy

The year 2022 witnessed several controversies, however Urvashi and Rishabh's alleged relationship remained on the top. From cheering for Rishabh at the Indian-Pakistan match to revealing that she didn't know that Rishabh's nickname is RP, the actress grabbed a lot of limelight and even received hate from social media users for the same.

#18. Charu Asopa and Rajeev Sen's marital controversy regarding false accusations

charu and rajeev's accusations on each other

Celebrity couple, Charu Asopa and Rajeev Sen remained in the headlines for their personal life. The estranged couple's relationship and the issues in their marital life became a topic of public discussion. From accusing each other of infidelity to finally deciding to part ways, Charu and Rajeev's relationship created huge controversies in the entertainment industry.

#19. Lalit Modi and Sushmita Sen's relationship

lalit modi and sushmita's relationship

Indian business tycoon, Lalit Modi landed himself in a huge controversy after he confirmed his relationship with Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen in July 2022. After his announcement, many even trolled the actress and labelled her as a 'gold digger'.

#20. Pranay Roy's resignation from NDTV

Pranay roy's resignation from ndtv

After Gautam Adani's company took over NDTV, it created a huge ruckus in the country. The takeover was followed by an immediate resignation from both its founders, Prannoy Roy and his wife, Radhika Roy. Not only this, the most prominent figure of the channel, Ravish Kumar also left the organisation, leaving the entire country shocked.

#21. Controversy over Deepika's saffron bikini in 'Besharam Rang'

besharam rang song controversy

Shahrukh Khan's much-awaited film, Pathaan's son, Besharam Rang got released in December 2022. The song and the sizzling moves of Deepika got appreciated by her fans. However, some even took a dig at the actress for donning a saffron-hued bikini. Several protests were also organised across the country, demanding a ban on the film. 

#22. Salman Khan's death threat

Salman khan death threat

Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan made it to the headlines after he and his father received death threats. For the unversed, on June 5, 2022, Salman Khan's father, Salim Khan had received a note-issuing death threat to them. After this, the family filed an FIR. 

#23. Ranbir Kapoor's beef controversy

Ranbir's beef controversy

Earlier, during the promotion of his film, Rockstar, Ranbir Kapoor had upset a lot of people by revealing that he is a big-time beef lover. However, the Bajrang Dal and other Hindu activists brought back Ranbir's "I love beef" statement into the public limelight when his highly awaited movie, Brahmastra released in 2022, and it played a big role in the film's boycott.

#24. Alia Bhatt's pregnancy before marriage

Alia bhatt trolled for getting pregnant before marriage

Alia Bhatt got married to the love of her life Ranbir Kapoor on April 14, 2022. Soon after their marriage, the lovebirds announced their pregnancy on June 27, 2022. However, their "good news" didn't go well with the internet users who ended up trolling the actress. Netizens even speculated that Alia got pregnant before getting married to Ranbir. Many even mocked the actress for taking such a huge decision at the peak of her career.

#25. Vivek Agnihotri's film, 'The Kashmir Files' controversy

Kashmir files controversy

Vivek Agnihotri's film, The Kashmir Files grabbed a lot of limelight and made headlines. However, the controversy around the film started when Israeli director and IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid referred to it as "vulgar and propagandist". His remarks triggered a raging debate. Lapid spoke on the film during the closing ceremony of the 53rd IFFI, which sparked a heated debate. During the process, more people joined, some defended him, while others accused him of being indifferent to the suffering of Kashmiri Pandits.

The year 2022 was surely full of surprises. And these controversies of the Indian celebs added more layers to this year. What do you think about these controversies? Let us know!

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