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Gorgeous actress, Shilpa Shetty Kundra is known for her killer looks, flawless skin and toned body. The actress has indeed aged beautifully, and it is just not a one day job. The actress had made her debut in Bollywood with the hit thriller-film, Baazigar in 1993, and since then, there was no looking back for the actress. With movies like Dhadkan, Indian, Rishtey, Phir Milenge, Life in a… Metro, Apne, and many more, the actress has proved the mettle of her acting time and again in Bollywood.
There's no doubt that Shilpa Shetty Kundra is one of the finest actresses Indian cinema has ever witnessed, and it's hard to find any other actress, who can come closer to her extreme fitness standards. However, over the years, we have seen Shilpa Shetty breaking headlines for not so impressive incidents and moments. Here's a look into those headline-breaker moments from Shilpa Shetty's life so far!
It was in April 2006, when the Madurai court in Mumbai had issued a non-bailable (Arrest) warrant against Bollywood actresses, Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen for publishing obscene photos in a Tamil newspaper. The complaint was filed by a then-city-based advocate, Dakshninammorthy, against the two actresses for violating the laws, Section 109 of IPC (Indecent representation of women), Sec 3 of the young persons (Harmful publications) Act, and Prevention of publication of obscene pictures Act.
However, later the complaint was dismissed by the High Court because of a lack of strong evidence in support of the case filed against both Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen. In an interview with The Times Of India, Shilpa had once talked about this incident and had said:
"As far as my photographs go, what is obscene about it? If navel-showing is obscenity, then our traditional Indian outfit–the traditional saree– should be banned in the first place."
Shilpa Shetty broke many headlines when she had participated in the fifth season of the international reality show, Celebrity Big Brother. At that time, she was the only Indian celebrity ever to participate in an international reality show. However, her stint in Big Brother was full of controversies and incidents related to racism.
During the show, Shilpa Shetty was reportedly targeted with racist comments and bullying by her fellow housemates. Out of all the members, Danielle Lloyd, Jade Goody and Jo O'Meara were the ones who had allegedly humiliated her with racist chants. While on one side, some people were standing tall with Shilpa, some had also accused the makers and Shilpa of showing racism in order to increase TRP. Eventually, Shilpa Shetty had come out to be the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 5.
The love between Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar had blossomed during the making of the film, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, only to end on a very bitter note later. Shilpa's fling with Akshay had generated a lot of controversies after she had opened up about the betrayal and heartbreak in a media interview in 2000. According to Shilpa, the reason for their breakup was the fact that Akshay was two-timing with her best friend, Twinkle Khanna.
During the interview, she had said:
"I never imagined that he could two-time me and that too all along with our relationship. I'm not at all upset with her (Twinkle Khanna). What's her fault if my man was cheating on me? There is no point blaming any other woman, and it was entirely his fault."
Going further in her fiery interview, Shilpa Shetty had also accused Akshay Kumar of using and dropping her, according to his convenience. A heartbroken Shilpa had further added:
"Akshay Kumar used me and conveniently dropped me after he found someone else. The only person, I was upset with, was him. But I'm sure he'll get it all back. It's not easy to forget the past so soon, but I'm glad I've had the strength to move on. Today, he's a forgotten chapter as far as I'm concerned. I will never work with him again."
In 2007, Shilpa Shetty had attended an AIDS-awareness event alongside Hollywood actor, Richard Gere. Everything was going smooth and fine until their public display of affection had turned the whole nation against them. During the event, Richard could be seen hugging and kissing Shilpa on the cheeks repeatedly, and it had angered everyone as their actions had reportedly disrupted the sincerity of the awareness campaign.
The matter was so serious that a Rajasthan court had also issued a warrant for Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere's arrest after a nationwide protest against their actions. However, Supreme Court had dismissed the suit against the two celebrities, but it is still regarded as one of the most controversial celebrity moments of all time.
In February 2021, a woman had approached the Mumbai police, busting the racket publishing pornographic content with Raj Kundra's alleged involvement. She had accused Raj of luring men and women to act in adult films with the pretext of giving them work in web series. With every other day, new advancements take place in the case, and now, Shilpa Shetty Kundra has resigned from her husband's company.
The police officials had recorded Shilpa Shetty Kundra's statement on July 23, 2021, when the couple's residence in Juhu was raided. Shilpa had reportedly served as the director in her husband, Raj's company, Viaan Industries, and it is said that she had resigned from the position. A source close to the investigation team had told ETimes:
"The reason Shilpa has come under the scanner is because she resigned from the director's position at Viaan Industries."
The operations of porn production and distribution are said to be handled by Viaan Industries. While there is no solid evidence of Shilpa Shetty's involvement in the case, the matter is still under investigation. The team is investigating if Shilpa has benefitted from the profits made by the racket, and apparently, will check her bank accounts for the same. Also, according to reports, it is said that Raj is not cooperating with the police.
On the professional front, Shilpa Shetty Kundra's film, Hungama 2, was released on July 23, 2021, on the OTT platform, Disney Plus Hotstar.