TV Newsmakers of 2018: From Hina Khan and Drashti Dhami to Ishqbaaaz, here's who made it to the headlines

2018 had quite the newsmakers on Indian Television. Right from Hina Khan, Drashti Dhami, to Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover, and many others, here's everyone who made it to the headlines this year.
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2018 sure did stir up some controversies and while there were many who made it to the headlines over the past year, there have been major incidents too. While some had everyone appalled, some came as a sweet surprise. Nonetheless, they were quite the headline grabbers, and they did keep at it for a while. Indian Television doesn't bring in many controversies, but it does have newsmakers that are almost always under our, and everyone elses radar.

The year saw some clashes and separations, but also brought about reunions; it had some ups and some downs, but it was a roller coaster ride after all. A lot happened throughout the year, and there were actors who were constantly in the news, and shows that were the talk of the telly world throughout, for both good as well as not so good reasons. And now, as 2018  is almost coming to an end, here are the top newsmakers of 2018.

Papon landed in trouble after a video went viral

A video of singer Papon kissing a minor during a music reality show landed him in controversy. The video had him planting a kiss on one of the contestant's cheek, only out of affection. However, it caused him quite a lot of trouble and in fact, Supreme court advocate shot off a letter to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights terming his act as inappropriate. The industry, however, had mixed opinions about it.

Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover

Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover's mid-air brawl came across as a huge shock to everyone, and post that Kapil's show suffered a huge blow. Not only did many of his team members decided to leave the show, but the show's TRP also fell down, eventually resulting in the show being shut overnight. Later on, Kapil's fight with depression and his fall out with Preeti Simoes surfaced, again making him the center of all news. However, things got back to normal later in the year, as the comedian tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Gini Chatrath and also, the return of his show. Meanwhile, Sunil Grover too, returned to the Television screens on 10 Ka Dum 2. His show, Kanpur Waale Khuranas went on-air just the last week.

Ishqbaaaz all the way

Ishqbaaaz was constantly in the news, and it all started with constant rumours about the show going off-air. There also happened to be a scene where Mansi Srivastava's character Bhavya kicked Nehalaxmi Iyer's character Saumya, and it did invite quite a lot of backlash from the fans and viewers of the show. The constant change in tracks and lack of focus on Shvaay (Nakuul Mehta) and Anika (Surbhi Chandna) had fans angry too. And the latest of all, as the new season of the show went on air resulting in the wiping out of all the previous cast members, the fans were fuming in rage as they did not want to see Shivika's track end.

Siddharth Sagar went missing

Comedian Sidharth Sagar went missing for about 4 months and multiple attempts by his friends to reach him failed. In fact, his parents too were nowhere to be found and it was later revealed that his parents gave him drugs of bipolar diseases by mixing it in his food. He also revealed how things fell apart for him post and one fine day he left the house to stay alone, and got into drugs which later had him addicted to them. Post his return, things fell in place for him as he got engaged to fiance Subuhi Joshi.

Vikas Gupta and Parth Samthaan's patch up

Vikas Gupta and Parth Samthaan had had a fall out earlier this year, however, the two decided to bury the hatched and both of them shared the happy news on their social media. All is now well between the two, and they have moved past everything that went wrong.

Armaan Kohli arrested for sexual assault

Armaan Kohli went missing after he assaulted his girlfriend Neeru Randhawa. The couple was living together since 2015, and in June 2018, the ex-Bigg Boss contestant pushed his girlfriend Neeru down the stairs after he got into a fight with her. Neeru suffered grave injuries and was in the hospital as she got 15 stitches. Later on, Armaan was arrested and booked under sections 323, 326, 204 and 506. 

Govinda and Krushna Abhishek's fall out

There have been multiple instances where Govinda and Krushna Abhishek have had fallouts, however, the two eventually patched up. It was when Govinda and his family wasn't present at Krushna and Kashmera's twins that speculations about things not being well between the two first came up. And later on, Govinda's wife Sunita, in an interview stated that they have cut all ties with them and there is no place for reconciliation. She also revealed that they haven't even seen their twins just yet because of Krushna and Kashmera's misbehaviour.

Hina Khan falsely accused of jewelry fraud and her character of Komolika

There were reports about Hina Khan being slapped with a legal notice by a jewelry brand for wearing their jewelry and not promoting their brand and not returning the jewelry after the event. However, Hina denied any such rumours and ridiculed the news instead. Later on, Hina sent a defamation notice to the jewelry brand and also demanded a public apology. She took to social media as she shared a copy of the notice and wrote how it was a cheap publicity stunt.

Later on, there came innumerable reports of the actress stepping into the shoes of the iconic vamp, Komolika from Kasatuii Zindagii Kay in the reboot of the show. While a lot was kept under wraps, she made for a striking entry and was loved by fans of the show. Post the Ekta Kapoor show, she also bagged a Bollywood film and will soon be making her Bollywood debut.

Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff called it quits

Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff parted ways after being married for nine years. While their divorce came across as a major shock to everyone, what followed was equally shocking. As Sachin blamed Juhi for the duo's separation and called it a loveless marriage, Juhi, in an open letter got back at him and while she said how she never thought Sachin would put the blame about them falling apart on her, she also questioned when did she ever say she was never in love with him.

Drashti Dhami's exit from Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka

Drashti's return to television post her stint in Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil was much awaited for, and while the show looked promising, the actor decided to make an exit from Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka rather suddenly. With a leap underway, there were reports suggesting that she did not want to age on screen and hence she took this decision, while there were also reports that she did not want to play an insecure wife on screen. Irrespective, fans were heartbroken when she announced her exit, and they wish her return soon.

Bepannaah going off-air

Bepannaah was one show that received a lot of love from the viewers almost instantly after going on-air. However, the numbers did not speak very well for the show, and gradually, the show went off-air rather suddenly. It all started with rumours about Bepannaah and Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka shifting to Voot, but the former went on-air and the latter continued. The fans tried their best to save the show, but looks like there was little that could have been done after all.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee summoned in businessman Rajeshwar Udani's murder case

Devoleena was summoned by the police for interrogation regarding businessman Rajshwar Udani's murder case and they also sent her mobile phone for forensic analysis to check if she deleted any pictures or messages.  

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