Bold content,bold stars,stir storm in 2011
From Veena Malik's nude ISI photo shoot, Vidya Balan's dare bare act in 'The Dirty Picture' to the political storm caused by 'Dam 999', Bollywood celebrities kept their date with controversies in 2011. Veena, who shot to fame in India with her antics in 'Bigg Boss' last year, returned to the country for another reality show where she will be seen hunting her 'Mr Right' on the idiot box.
The starlet made her return in style by posing nude with an ISI tattoo on the cover of FHM magazine in India but the move caused so much furor on the both sides of the border that Veena backtracked, accusing the editors of morphing her photo. She also sued the magazine for Rs 10 crore. As if that was not enough, the actress created further headlines by disappearing during the shoot of a film, only to resurface later. The actress later claimed that she cut off from the world to recuperate from the stress caused by the nude photo scandal.
Vidya Balan's portrayal of Southern sex siren Silk Smitha brought both critical acclaim and controversies for the actress, who shed her inhibitions to play the character in body and soul. The film also did not go down well with many puritans, who felt that it crossed the conventional limit thanks to the liberal use of innuendos and Balan's cleavage baring act.
Debutant director Sohan Roy's 'Dam 999' may have found a place in the Oscars this year by getting into the long list of best song, best score and the best picture but the film will be best remembered for causing a political storm in Kerala and Tamil Nadu after being accused of stoking the sensitive Mullaperiyar dam issue. The film has been banned in Tamil Nadu. PTI