Top 5 Controversies Of Shilpa Shetty

From husband's arrest to asking vulgar questions to a kid, check out the top five controversies of Shilpa Shetty.

For a public figure, it is hard to stay away from controversies. Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has also been embroiled in several controversies in her career. From her husband’s arrest to IPL betting, here are the five times Shilpa Shetty was in the news for controversial reasons.

Shilpa Shetty Controversies:

1. Richard Gere Incident (2007)

Shilpa Shetty found herself in the midst of a controversy when actor Richard Gere kissed her on the cheek during an HIV/AIDS awareness event in India. The incident sparked outrage among conservative groups in India, who considered the act inappropriate and disrespectful.

2. Celebrity Big Brother Racism Row (2007)

Shilpa Shetty participated in the UK reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2007. During her time in the house, she faced racial discrimination and bullying from fellow contestants, including Jade Goody and Danielle Lloyd. The incident gained widespread media attention and sparked discussions about racism and cultural sensitivity.

3. IPL Betting Controversy (2013)

Shilpa Shetty, along with her husband Raj Kundra, co-owned the IPL (Indian Premier League) team Rajasthan Royals. In 2013, Raj Kundra was found to be involved in illegal betting activities during the IPL season, leading to controversy and legal ramifications.

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4. Raj Kundra’s Arrest (2021)

In July 2021, Shilpa Shetty’s husband, Raj Kundra, was arrested by the Mumbai Police in connection with a case related to the creation and distribution of pornographic content online. While Shilpa Shetty was not directly involved, the incident garnered significant media attention and raised questions about her association with her husband’s business activities.

5. Super Dancer Controversy (2023)

Shilpa Shetty was recently embroiled in a controversy that involved asking vulgar questions from a 5-year-old kid. It happened on the sets of the dance reality show Super Dancer 3. The three judges- Anurag Basu, Shilpa Shetty and Geeta Kapoor were seen asking vulgar and sexually explicit questions to the kid about his parents and laughing at his answers. The controversy escalated so much that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had to interfere.

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