From Pratyusha's suicide case to Kapil Sharma vs Colors; Here are TV's controversies that shook us in 2016!

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2016 was a very unusual year for Indian television. We saw a lot of weddings happenings and many actresses welcomed their newborn babies too. But along with happy news, there came several controversies which shook the television industry. We saw biggest of celebrities getting stuck in controversies, while a few lent a deaf ear and blind eye to the negative reports against them, a few made the most of the media on clarifying their part.

Let's take a look at some of the shocking controversies which made headlines in 2016.

Pratyusha Banerjee suicide and boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh's arrest

This was one of the most unbelievable news that happened in the television industry. Not only her suicide but the incidents that took place after it was a trauma for the reporters as well as the readers. Her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh was arrested for the abetment of the suicide. He denied the charges, instead, he blamed it on her parents for mentally torturing her over the time. Moreover, Rahul had been spotted partying with his friends within few days of Pratyusha's death and his casual attitude shocked the people.

Kapil Sharma vs Colors

This was one of the shocking stints of 2016. Kapil Sharma hit to fame with his incredible talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil. But this year Comedy Nights Bachao came on air and apparently Colors favoured that show more than CNWK. Due to which, Kapil quit the show and went to the rival channel Sony TV, where he started his own, The Kapil Sharma Show. While TKKS is being loved by the viewers, CNB has been trying hard to garner good TRPs since a very long time.

Ankita-Sushant breakup

When the news broke of Ankita Lokhaande and Sushant Singh Rajput breaking up, it shocked everyone including people from Bollywood and television industry. There were reports that SSR was cheating on her and Ankita becoming an alcoholic. But Sushant denied all the news and went on to tweet saying, "Neither she was an alcoholic nor I am a womaniser. People fo Grow apart & its unfortunate. Period!!"

Hina Khan quitting Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

The other lead of the show, also quit last month. There were several speculations that Hina will be quitting the show, but she kept on denying it until last month. There were reports that her tantrums became unbearable over the time but she denied the allegations and gave the reasons citing health issue and also the monotonous plot of the show.

Karan Mehra quitting Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

When fans got to know that their favourite Karan will be quitting the show, it shook them and they couldn't accept the fact. There were reports that all was not good between Mehra and his co-star Hina Khan, which led to him quitting the show. But Karan denied all the news and stated that his health started taking a toll due to which he could not continue with the show.

Shilpa Shinde vs CINTAA

Shilpa Shinde quit Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai, where her character Angoori Bhabhi became a household name. CINTAA claimed that she breached the contract by quitting the show without prior notice. While she stated that she was made to work like a puppet and the makers refused to raise her remuneration as she demanded. In no time, Shilpa was replaced by Shubhangi Atre. There were reports of Shilpa being a part of The Kapil Sharma Show, but that never happened.

Karan Patel VS Kamya Punjabi

It came as a shock when the news broke that Karan Patel was getting married to Ankita Bhargava. Before that, he was reportedly dating Kamya Punjabi and left her to marry Ankita. When PINKVILLA asked Kamya about it, she stated, "See neither Ankita is my best friend Nor Karan is my boyfriend! So what happens between them, stays between them. Whether their marital life has hit a  rough patch or is going smooth is something I am unaware, unaffected and least bothered about! Usually, people know what they want in life, but I very well know what all I do not want in life; and Karan Patel tops that list! I do not want Karan Patel back in my life anytime! The guy who walks out of someone's life suddenly and is seen to be with another woman in just two days is someone who does not deserve to be taken back! Rather no woman would take a similar man back in her life!" That was quite a blasting quote we must say!

Sofia Hayat becoming Mother Gaia

Sofia, who is known as one of the controversial queens we have in TV declared earlier this year that she has become spiritual and called herself Gaia Sofia Mother. But, her antics were as similar as before, she removed her silicon breasts implants and flaunted it to the media. Moreover, she posted a video, where she was seen stripping her clothes and still claiming to be Mother Gaia. 

Shaleen-Dalljiet ugly divorce

Shaleen Bhanot and Dalljiet Kaur's divorce was one of the ugliest we saw on TV. Dalljiet claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence and Shaleen demanded dowry from her and her family. But Shaleen denied all the allegations stating that he never asked even for a penny from her and she has been staying in his father's flat without permission. He also stated that there was no physical violence that took place.

Tannishtha Chatterjee facing racism on Comedy Nights Bachao

A few months back Tannishtha Chatterjee visited the sets of Comedy Nights Bachao to promote her film Parched. Instead of some fun sequences, she became a victim of racist jokes which were commented on her skin tones by the hosts of the show. Tannishtha took to her Facebook and posted a note talking about the whole incident, while Krushna Abhishek and Colors team shared their side of the story about the roast too. Now, after this incident, many celebs became sceptical to be part of the show and backed out from promoting their film in it.

Swami om


Swami Om himself is a controversial king of 2016. From his entry on Bigg Boss 10, he started talking nonsense. Recently, during a task, he even tried to strangulate his fellow contestant Rohan Mehra and in return, he received a tight slap from him. From lewd comments on women to derogatory statements, and pending court cases Swami Om is an epitome of filthy man on the loose. And still he is part of the show and we guess his controversies will be taken forward to 2017 too. What do you guys think?

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