Controversial celebrity couples: Work, relationships, marriage, breakup, divorce or even existing for that matter, it doesn’t take much for a public figure to make it to the headlines.
Go through Twitter trends and it won’t be difficult for you to point out the names of celebrities on the list. You can find them there either because their admirers have assembled in support of them or because they have lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In 2021, we came across some famous Bollywood couples who got trapped in controversies.
Top 5 controversial celebrity couples of 2021
1. Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
Indian-British Businessman Raj Kundra was arrested on Monday, July 19 for his alleged involvement in the creation and publication of pornographic videos on certain apps. The Mumbai court remanded him to police custody till July 23. There were speculations that his wife and actor Shilpa Shetty too is involved in the case. However, the police have not been able to trace any role of the actor in this regard. In a statement, Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, said, “We have not been able to any find any active role (of Shilpa Shetty) yet. We are investigating. We’ll appeal to the victims to come forward and contact the Crime Branch Mumbai. We’ll take appropriate action.” Click here for more.
We have not been able to any find any active role (of Shilpa Shetty) yet. We are investigating. We'll appeal to the victims to come forward and contact the Crime Branch Mumbai. We'll take appropriate action: Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai pic.twitter.com/CBgHVs4cnk
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2021
2. Priyamani and Mustafa Raj
The Family ManÂ fame Priyamani and her husband Mustafa Raj, who have been married since 2017 made it to the headlines recently. The latter’s first wife Ayesha claimed that he cheated on her and “illegally” married the actor. Allegedly, the two of them did not separate officially and are still married to each other. She also filed a police complaint against the couple. However, Raj defied all charges and claimed that she wanted to defame him to extort money. Click here for more.
3. Sambhavna Seth and Avinash Dwivedi
Actor and former Bigg Boss contestant Sambhavna Seth and her husband Avinash Dwivedi released a video blog earlier this month where they are seen mocking the native language of their Adivasi domestic worker. They called it an ‘ajeeb‘ and made fun of the pronunciation. However, after facing a major backlash online, the video was taken down and the couple apologised for their behaviour. Through an Instagram post, they said that they had no malicious intentions and didn’t realise the intensity of the racist attitude. For more details, click here.
4. Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan
In the first week of July, actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao announced their separation after 15 years of marriage. They called it “the start of a new journey”. However, their divorce sparked controversy among netizens. Some gave it the name of ‘Love Jihad’ while others said that Khan had an extramarital affair. A group of social media users alleged Khan of having an illicit romantic relationship with Fatima Sana Sheikh, his Dangal co-star.
5. Nusrat Jahan and Nikhil Jain
Actor-MP Nusrat Jahan and businessman Nikhil Jain got married in 2019 in Turkey as per the Turkish Marriage Regulation. However, in June this year, Jahan claimed that according to India’s Special Marriage Act, their marriage is “invalid“. So the question of divorce does not arise at all. This comment from Jahan took everyone by shock. When she was spotted flaunting a baby bump, netizens began raising questions as to whose child she was carrying. Some of them believed it to be the child of her rumoured boyfriend Yash Dasgupta because Jain claimed that they had been living separately for about 6 months.