Shocking Moments of 2016

Some people enjoyed it, some loathed it and some others chose not to have a word about it.

By Author  |  Published: 27th Dec 2016  11:00 pmUpdated: 27th Dec 2016  9:49 pm

This year some of our actors were embroiled in the most debatable controversies ever. Here’s a recap of the series of events that amused the industry folks.

For the first time, Allu Arjun landed in the biggest controversies of his career when he refused to make a reference of Pawan Kalyan at Sarrinodu success celebrations. His words Cheppanu Brother evoked uproar and the actor faced backlash from Pawan fans. In the following event, the actor’s clarification has brought things back to normalcy.

Trivikram Srinivas was criticised for not crediting renowned novelist Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani’s name to the story of A…Aa, inspired from her novel Meena. Fans of the veteran writer blamed Trivikram for not acknowledging her. Though Trivikram stated that it was due to a technical glitch they missed out her name, his detractors are not pleased with his response.

Actor Rashmi Gautam faced the ire of Ram Charan fans when she re-tweeted a poster that claimed the first day collections of Guntur Talkies fetched more than that of Dhruva. Charan fans hurled abuses at her and commented on her community tag as well.

Ahead of the release of Janatha Garage, Vinod Royal, a fan of Pawan Kalyan was stabbed to death by a hard-core NTR admirer in Kolar, Karnataka. The incident is a reminder of how fan wars turned horrible and things are going out of control. Both Pawan Kalyan and NTR urged Telugu cinema fans to not indulge in physical wars and start focusing on shaping up their careers and realise their responsibilities.

Music launch events in Telugu film industry have become the platform for uncouthness. Actors are not shying away from passing lewd comments on their co-stars.


Balakrishna stoked a controversy for his offensive comments against women during the music launch of Savitri. There were people who condemned his patriarchal attitude. Even the national media went onto label him as the vulgar star for his offensive remarks.

Once again, the 55-year-old actor slipped his tongue at the audio launch of Trisha-starrer Nayaki. “People don’t let me light a cigarette, kiss a girl or get her pregnant,” he said.

Then it was actor Srinivas Reddy’s turn to point out at Trisha’s tattoo, which she inked on her chest. “I have said this many times, more than Trisha, I like her tattoo a lot,” he said.

Mohan Babu couldn’t restrain himself and reprimanded director Nageswara Reddy, writer Diamond Ratna Babu and actor Raj Tarun for asking actor Sonarika Bhadoria a hug during the music release of Eedorakam Aadorakam.

Recently, director Suraaj made sexiest comments on Tamannah while discussing about her costumes in his latest release Okkadochadu. Before things spiraled out of control, he posted an apology to all the female actors in the industry.