In India, the Television is one of the prime sources of entertainment. While films and film stars have a huge fan following, there's no doubt over the fact that on a daily basis, its the TV serials and their stars who make their way to our small screens on a daily basis. Some of these stars have a fan following more than their Bollywood counterparts. Also, the daily soaps are not only popular in India but abroad as well.
Some of the Indian serials become the no. 1 ranked TV shows in other countries and the stars of these shows gain a huge fan base. The Middle-East, South-East and Central Asian countries are few of the places where Indian TV soaps and their stars are immensely popular. But, more than often, we have seen that TV also becomes a major source of controversies. Numerous TV shows, their makers or their stars often land up in a soup either because of their antics, fights, controversial behavior etc. Here are the 5 biggest TV controversies from the first quarter of 2018:
Kapil Sharma's Meltdown: Kapil Sharma has mostly stayed in the news for the wrong reasons since last year. There was a lot of hope amongst his fans that the actor would be back with a bang with Family Time With Kapil Sharma but the premiere episode received negative reviews and Kapil canceled numerous shoots with big Bollywood celebs after making them wait for hours. The channel has suspended the show for the month of April and it may soon get canceled.
Kapil also posted a lot of abusive posts on social media targeting the industry, producers of his previous show, media and a journalist to whom he sent a lot of abusive texts.
Papon's Kiss Controversy: Singer Papon landed himself in trouble when during a live Facebook session for his TV show, he kissed a minor girl during Holi celebrations. Papon was a mentor on The Voice India Kids and the channel later fired the singer. This incident caused a rage amongst the parents and numerous women and children rights groups spoke against Papon's behavior.
Siddharth Sagar's Disappearance: Comedian Siddharth Sagar who is known for his appearance in The Kapil Sharma Show and his act as Selfie Mausi was missing for a few months until his friends registered a complaint with the police. He, later on, made an appearance in front of the media and accused his mother and family members of mentally harassing him.
Jannat Zubair's Kiss Controversy: Another controversy that rocked the TV world was when the makers of show Tu Aashiqui told the 16-year-old lead actress Jannat Zubair Rehmani to kiss her co-star Ritvik Arora. The actress had a no kissing clause in her contract and her mother was very angry with the producers and fought with the producers over this issue.
Akashdeep Saigal Beats Up Auto Drivers: TV's bad boy Akashdeep Saigal who is known for starring in Bigg Boss and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi again courted controversy when he allegedly beat up 2 auto drivers. There was an issue between the actor and auto-drivers on the road and Akashdeep is said to have beaten up 2 auto drivers. Mumbai Police have registered 2 FIRs against him.
Aditya Narayan's Car Rams Into An Auto: Actor, singer and popular TV host Aditya Narayan was detained by the police after his car rammed into an Auto and injured several people. The driver is still in the hospital and is said to be critical.