5 times Shilpa Shetty found herself in controversy
Shilpa Shetty does age beautifully, however, she has also made headlines for some controversial reasons over the years. Check!
Shilpa Shetty's arrest warrant
In April 2006, a Madurai court issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen for publishing obscene photographs in a Tamil newspaper. Subsequently, the complaint was dismissed by the HC.
Speaking to The Times of India, Shilpa said, "As far as my photo is concerned, if exposing the navel is obscene, then our saris, our traditional Indian dress, should be banned in the first place."
Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother 5
In 2007, she was the only Indian celebrity to participate in the international reality show "Celebrity Big Brother 5". She was reportedly attacked with racist comments during the show.
On one hand, there are those who stand with her and there are those who accuse the makers and Shilpa of being racist in order to increase TRPs. In the end, she emerged victorious.
Shilpa's relationship with Akshay Kumar
The love between the two blossomed in the movie Main Khiladi Tu Anari. After parting ways, Shilpa opened up about the betrayal and heartbreak in an interview with the media in 2000.
According to Shilpa, the reason why she broke up with Akshay was because he went on two dates with her best friend Twinkle Khanna. However, Shilpa never blamed Twinkle for this.
Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere kiss in public
In 2007, Shilpa Shetty participated in an AIDS awareness event with Hollywood actor Richard Gere. During the event, Richard could be seen hugging and kissing Shilpa on the cheek multiple times.
Their behavior angered everyone so much that a Rajasthan court issued a warrant for the arrest of Shilpa and Richard. However, the Supreme Court dismissed the suit.
Raj Kundra allegedly involved in porn activities
In February 2021, a woman lodged a complaint with the Mumbai police, busting Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra for his alleged involvement in posting pornographic content.
Shilpa was reportedly serving as director of her husband Raj's company Viaan Industries, but she is said to have resigned from the position. However, the investigation is still ongoing.