CONTROVERSY’S FAVOURITE CHILDREN: Here's Why Mandana, Kapil, Hina, Piyush, Nia Were INFAMOUS in 2017

Here’s a lowdown of small screen actors who made headlines for the very wrong reasons in 2017...

It is rightly said that in the glamour world no publicity is bad publicity. Testimony to the fact are actors like Kapil Sharma, Mandana Karimi, Piyush Sahdev, Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde and more, who ensured there was no dirth of controversies in 2017.

Kapil Sharma
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Kapil Sharma Was In The News For All The Wrong Reasons

Kapil Sharma was one of the biggest newsmakers of the year. The actor and comedian, who won the hearts of thousands thanks to his famous TV shows Comedy Nights with Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show, lost some ardent fans this year. It all started mid-air when Kapil beat up his co-star Sunil Grover on a flight in Australia.

The brawl was a nasty one, with Kapil yelling at and abusing his team-mates Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar.

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Kapil Sharma And Chandan Prabhakar 

After the infamous incident The Kapil Sharma Show slowly fell apart. Later his team members ganged-up with his arch rival Krushna Abhishek and launched a new show, The Drama Company.

Kapil’s miseries didn’t stop at this. The year’s disturbing events took a toll on his health to such an extent that he had an acute nervous breakdown. Several film stars refused to be on Kapil’s show, after he made them wait for long hours and at times even refused to show up for scheduled celebrity shoots. At the trailer launch of his film Firangi the actor confessed to his mistakes and also revealed how he battled alcohol addiction.

Shilpa Shinde

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Shilpa Shinde Poses For A Shoot

Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai (And TV) actress Shilpa Shinde shocked everyone by filing a police complaint against her producer Sanjay Kohli. Shilpa alleged that she was sexually harassed by Sanjay.

She even hit out at her co-star Soumya Tandon, who apparently knew everything, but decided to keep mum.

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Shilpa Shinde And Saumya Tandon

Things didn't stop here as Shilpa dragged the Cine Artists And TV Association (CINTAA) into the ugly controversy.

After not having work for more than a year, Shilpa finally participated in the controversial show Bigg Boss 11. In fact, with just about two weeks to go before the show wraps up, Shilpa has established herself as a hot favourite with the audience, and is a strong contender to win the title.

Tejaswi Prakash
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Tejaswi Prakash Played The Lead In Pehredaar Piya Ki

Television actress Tejaswi Prakash was another newsmaker of 2017. Playing the main lead in the controversial show Pehredaar Piyaa Ki (Sony TV) kept her in the news. The show received a lot of negative attention ever since it first aired on TV. Its plot dealt with a bizarre love story of a 9-year-old boy with an 18-year old girl. In fact an online petition was signed by many, requesting the I&B Ministry to discontinue the show.

Tejawsi went public with her statement comparing the show to Game Of Thrones, something that didn’t go down well with people. Finally, the I&B Ministry pulled the plug on this highly controversial show.

Nia Sharma
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Nia Sharma Poses For A Photo Shoot

Trust TV’s sexiest actress Nia Sharma to step up the game all the time. In an episode of her web series - Twisted, Nia shared a sensuous moment with co-actor Isha Sharma. She shot a sensuous lovemaking scene with her co-actor Isha Sharma. The two can be seen getting intimate and even sharing a hot lip-lock.

Piyush Sahdev
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Piyush Sahdev Poses For A Photo Shoot

Beyhadh actor Piyush Sahdev made headlines when he got arrested on rape charges by the Versova Police Station on November 22. This news shook up the world of television. A few days later the actor was sent to judicial custody, after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him.

In an exclusive interview to, Piyush’s estranged sister, Secret Superstar actress Meher Vij, rose to her brother’s defence. “We are disturbed and are waiting for justice,” said the actress.

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Piyush Sahdev With Wife Akangsha Rawat During Happier Times

A few days later we brought to you an exclusive interview with Piyush’s wife Akangsha.  “While everyone is waiting for my quote, I know what my statement can do to Piyush's reputation. But I'm still quiet. I hope and wish that his family can respect and value this gesture," said Piyush's estranged wife.

Ruby Tandon
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Dr Ruby Tandon Got Arrested In Dubai

Actor Amit Tandon's wife Ruby Tandon made headlines when she got arrested in Dubai. She has been behind bars at the Al Raffa Jail. had it from a source close to Ruby that certain DHA (Dubai Health Authority) officials had alleged that Ruby threatened a few government officials, which led to her arrest.

Hina Khan
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Hina Khan Poses For A Photo Shoot

Hina Khan was one of the most controversial faces on the small screen this year.  She made headlines when she lashed out against South filmmakers for saying that they insist on their heroines to be bulging. This in turn antagonised Hansika so much that she went hammer and tongs against Hina. In fact a host of actresses  slammed Hina for tasteless comments and poor thinking.

Mandana Karimi
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Mandana Karimi In A Bold Avatar

Mandana Karimi accused her husband and in-laws of domestic violence. She got married on March 5, 2017 and within 4 months of her marriage, she approached a magistrate’s court against her husband alleging domestic violence. Mandana claimed that she was kept in her matrimonial home in Juhu “as a prisoner”, where she was not given any privacy, was insulted and not allowed to meet her friends or to have them over at home. She further said that she was eventually made to move out of the matrimonial home, to a service apartment in Mumbai.

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