Today, Shilpa Shetty is celebrating her 47th birthday. The Bollywood actress is an icon in her own right. She is a fitness and yoga exponent and looks like age has had no effect on her. She is the most gorgeous actress of the Bollywood industry. However, her Bollywood career was surrounded by many controversies of her personal and professional life. On this occasion, of her birthday let’s have a look at some major controversies, that actress faced in her Bollywood career:
1. IPL Betting Controversy
Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra is a former co-owner of IPL team Rajasthan Royals (RR) with Shilpa. In 2013, Raj Kundra was named in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. He was arrested by Delhi Police on the basis of betting charges due which Rajasthan Royals was also banned for two years and Shilpa Shetty’s name was also dragged in this controversy but she managed to wade through her tough times and emerged to be stronger than ever.
2.Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere kiss controversy
Shilpa Shetty was landed in the battleground of controversy when Hollywood star Richard Gere kissed on her cheeks at a public event in 2007. Due to which, there was huge protests by netizens against her in several cities of India. The allegation against Shilpa was that she did not protest when she was kissed by the co-accused Gere. But, later on, she was discharged from this case by Mumbai Police as Mumbai court observed that she seems to be the victim of the act of Gere.
3.Shilpa’s Big Brother controversy
This controversy took place in 2007, when Shilpa Shetty participated in a reality show called ‘Big Brother’ where many racist comments were passed on her due to which she became the major part of the controversy. But, she managed to defy all odds but winning the show that year. This controversy became one of the defining moments of her career in the entertainment business.
4. Raj Kundra pornography case
Last year, Shilpa Shetty again came into the limelight of controversy when her husband, Raj Kundra was arrested on the charges of pornography case. He was accused of publishing and producing porn films for apps. When this controversy was erupted, speculations rose against Shilpa Shetty for her involvement in the case. Despite, all of the major speculations against her she strongly went through her tough times and did not let the negatives to define her career.
By line: Divya Thearia.