Things From Movies That OFFENDED People In 2017

In the recent past we have seen that there have been many things which have offended people in general across the country. In 2017, while there have been instances where some got offended on social media, some managed to offend the Censor Board. We bring you a compilation of 14 such things from films which offended Indians, in general

# Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Padmavati offended several people who claim the director has distorted history. The sets of the movie was vandalised and threats issued in the names of lead actress Deepika Padukone. Also, SLB was provided ample security.

deepika padukone
Deepika Padukone

# Critically acclaimed movie, Sexy Durga, created quite an uproar for hurting religious sentiments for referring to Goddess Durga as Sexy. The film had to be screened as S Durga during MAMI, and at IFFI it was just removed from the screening despite being nominated.

still from sexy durga
Still From Sexy Durga

# A photo of Mahira Khan smoking with Ranbir Kapoor created quite an uproar and the actress was slut-shamed by trollers saying how an actress could smoke, and that too, when she is Muslim. Lots of other celebs came out in her defense stating that she was an independent woman and should be allowed to do whatever she wants.

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Mahira Khan And Ranbir Kapoor

# ​Many didn't like Sunny Leone’s Navratri-themed condom ad. It was considered offensive and unsanskari by groups of people who trolled the actress for trying to destroy Indian culture.

condom advertisement
Condom Advertisement

# Priyanka Chopra was slammed for meeting the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, wearing a dress, which showed her legs. The two were in Germany at the same time and the actress decided to pay the Indian PM a visit. 

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Priyanka Chopra With Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Esha Gupta was called names for doing a lingerie shoot. She was again called as one of those who try to spoil Indian culture. She was so pissed at the trolling that she decided to switch off the 'comment' section of her photo shoot pictures.

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Esha Gupta

# Lisa Haydon offended trolls who couldn't see a photo of her breastfeeding her baby. She was body-shamed, and told that things like breastfeeding needs to be done inside closed quarters of one's home and nothing of it was to be mentioned on social media. Lisa, however, received support from the film and media fraternity as in a country like India, the awareness for breastfeeding needs to be spread.

lisa haydon
Lisa Haydon

# Sonu Nigam’s tweets against forced religiousness and the usage of  loudspeakers at places of worship hurt many. He had a simple query posed at all religions alike, however, some Muslim fundamental groups took offence. Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, vice president, West Bengal Minority United Council, promised to shell out 10 lakh to anyone who would shave Sonu's head. Sonu called for a press conference and shaved his head in front of all --- and demanded the money. As usual, Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi put forth some bogus reason and backed out.

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Sonu Nigam

# Ex Bigg Boss contestant Sofia Hayat's swastika tattoo on the bottom of her feet hurt religious sentiments. People opined that a religious symbol should be given more respect and shouldn't be touching any person's feet. Sofia was badmouthed by religious leaders and their followers even on social media.

sofia hayat shows off her tatto
Sofia Hayat Shows Off Her Tattoo

# Censor board got offended by the film, Lipstick Under My Burkha, because it was a 'lady-oriented movie'. The film was not given a clearance and finally after a lot of efforts by the makers, the film eventually saw the light of the day. It received a thunderous response from the audience who now questioned the legitimacy of the censor board's authority to give cuts to a movie.

still from lipstick under my burkha
Still From Lipstick Under My Burkha

# Lawyers were offended by the title of Jolly LLB 2 because they thought it mocked their profession.  Akshay Kumar was in the news not for the promotional activities of the film, but for hurting the sentiments of the lawyers. Finally a disclaimer had to be attached at the start of the film saying that all was just fiction and nothing else.

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Akshay Kumar

# CBFC was offended by Hanuman Chalisa in the film Phillauri. The reason was that the religious shlokas are supposed to ward off evil, however, in the movie it couldn't ward off a ghost. It was argued that audiences' trust in the religious chants might reduce, and that's why it was asked to be lessened in the film.

still from phillauri
Still From Phillauri

# Fatima Sana Shaikh, offended people for wearing a bikini during Ramadan. Fatima gave it back to the trollers by posting more pics of her in swimsuit from the same shoot.

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Sana Shaikh

# Mira Rajput's comments on being a stay-at-home mother and comparing a dog with a baby were considered insensitive. People took offence at Shahid Kapoor's wife and started trolling her on social media stating that she was demeaning the efforts put in by mothers across the country.

shahid kapoor and mira rajput
Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput