8 B-Town Celebs Who Faced Legal Battle For Weird Reasons, Deepika Padukone To Kareena Kapoor

Here we bring you a list of 8 strangest reasons for which Bollywood celebrities were dragged inside a courtroom by Indian citizens. Check out!


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8 B-Town Celebs Who Faced Legal Battle For Weird Reasons, Deepika Padukone To Kareena Kapoor

The lives of celebrities are often associated with luxury living, fame, glamour and media attention. However, that’s only one side of celebrity status, while the other side of high-profile living comes with a cost, especially when it leads to lawsuits. Moreover, the Indian judiciary gives a free hand to its citizens to file a complaint against another person in case they find their behaviour inappropriate and require legal intervention. But, people often misuse their power and file FIRs against celebrities for the most bizarre reasons.

With approximately 32 million cases pending in Indian courts, it's high time that police complaints need to be thought through. While celebrities are financially better equipped to arm themselves for legal battle than the average person, we are saddened by how often what they are fighting to protect legally are nothing but their right to privacy and right to decent treatment. Here we bring you a list of the 8 strangest reasons for which Bollywood celebrities were dragged inside a courtroom by Indian citizens. Check out!

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#1. Ranveer Singh


Ranveer Singh, known for his versatile acting and over-the-top fashion sense, had found himself amidst controversy for posing nude for Paper magazine. The FIR was filed upon a complaint lodged at the Chembur police station by Lalit Tekchandani in July 2022, under sections 292 (sale of obscene books), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young people), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC. Furthermore, Mr Tekchandani, who runs an NGO, had alleged that Ranveer’s naked pictures have hurt the sentiments of women in general and have insulted their modesty. 

#2. Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan and Karan Johar


Back in 2012, Karan Johar’s movie, Student Of The Year, featuring debutants, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra had hit rough weather for one of its songs, Radha. It had irked Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), a right-wing organisation, for referring to Radha as ‘sexy’. They had argued that making derogatory comments about Radha, a mythological character and lord Krishna’s lover, is an insult. Following the events, an FIR was filed against Shah Rukh Khan, his wife, Gauri Khan, producer-director, Karan Johar and the whole team of Student Of The Year for inappropriately presenting the Hindu deity, Radha.

#3. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor


In the year 2015, Deepika Padukone had attended the All India Bakchod event, a public roast show. However, it had landed the actress in trouble as soon as an FIR was registered by the Pune Police. The FIRs were filed against popular stars who had attended the show, including Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar and many more, as they were accused of obscene behaviour in a public place. For the unversed, Deepika was not even a part of the show, and she was merely a spectator. 

#4. Kareena Kapoor Khan


Bollywood’s style icon, Kareena Kapoor Khan is a doting mother to two little munchkins, Taimur Ali Khan and Jehangir Ali Khan. Even after having two babies, the diva is in shape and is growing old like fine wine. She had jotted down her pregnancy care secrets and personal experiences in a book, The Pregnancy Bible and had launched it on her older child, Taimur’s birthday in 2020. However, in August 2022, a plea was moved by a practising advocate Christopher Anthony, stating that by using the word 'Bible' in her book, Kareena has allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of the Christian community.

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#5. Vicky Kaushal 


An Indore resident had moved to court in January 2022 to file a complaint against actor, Vicky Kaushal. For the unversed, the actor was working on an untitled film with Sara Ali Khan, and a few photos and videos from the same had gone viral on the internet.


In one of the pictures, Vicky was seen riding a bike while Sara was seated at the back. However, the Indore resident, in his complaint, had claimed that the number plate on the motorcycle that Vicky was riding belonged to him. Later, it was found out that he was confused between numbers 1 and 4 due to a bolt. 

#6. Vidya Balan


In 2011, Vidya Balan was all over the headlines because of her bold and fearless role in the film, The Dirty Picture. On the one hand, the actress was lauded with praises for her unconventional performance opposite Naseeruddin Shah and Emraan Hashmi. On the other hand, an FIR was lodged against Vidya for her ‘indecent’ role in the film. Barring a woman’s desire to present herself the way she wants, the movie’s plot and requirements, people have judged Vidya and accused her of causing ‘inconvenience to women.’

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#7. Farhan Akhtar


Farhan Akhtar is an ace actor, director, screenwriter and playback singer. In 2015, Uttar Pradesh police had registered an FIR against the makers of the web series, Mirzapur for allegedly hurting religious, social and regional sentiments through their portrayal of the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs). However, they could not provide the court with enough evidence and later, the Bombay High Court quashed the FIR, ruling that it was the sentiments of the complainant alone that were hurt. 

#8. Sanjay Leela Bhansali


Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for helming larger-than-life movies with his creative vision, colourful sets and stellar storyline. However, in an infamous case, the director faced significant outrage from citizens for allegedly 'disrupting communal harmony' with his directorial venture, Padmavat. An FIR was filed against Sanjay, and a lot of hue and cry ensued before the High Court quashed the complaint, having found not a single offensive scene in the film. 

Apart from wasting a lot of time of the judiciary, these bizarre complaints have only added up to the already overburdened system. Moreover, people who have been waiting for years for justice, with severe issues in hand, have to wait longer than usual. Hence, one should think carefully before moving to court. 

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