For ages, alcohol is touted as the root of all evil! At least it played a crucial factor in unforgettable infamous Bollywood controversies. Take, for example, the recent ugly fight between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover. The Kapil Sharma Show host was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he misbehaved and assaulted his show’s co-stars, Sunil Grover and Chandan Prabhakar. The stand-up comedian and actor, Kapil is not the first celebrity to let alcohol take charge and create a shocking controversy. Bollywood is full of infamous alcoholic escapades with the list of names including the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and many, many more. Sunil Grover asks Kapil Sharma to stop being ‘god’, other celebs ask them to hug and make up!
Kapil Sharma is not new to making headlines for all the wrong reasons. If we know Kapil Sharma as the small-town self-made guy who rose to name and fame solely on his hard work, there is another side (ugly) of the King of Comedy. The 35-year-old’s drunken acts are quite popular in the B-town social circles as well as the media. His fight with Sunil Grover and Chandan Prabhakar is not the first of his alcoholic escapades, but Kapil is also the offender of misbehaving with female co-stars under the influence. Insobriety is hurting Kapil Sharma’s image and has been a leading cause in other celebrities’ case as well. Here’s a look at the list of Bollywood’s big superstars who are also quite notable due to their unpopular alcohol problems. Has Kapil Sharma always been dishonest and unprofessional? Backed out of Sony TV show Comedy Circus in 2013!
1. Shah Rukh Khan
After Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to lift Indian Premier League 2012 title, KKR’s co-owner Shah Rukh Khan got in late night celebrations. But the Bollywood actor got irked when MCA officials switched off the flood lights. Shah Rukh got into a brawl with MCA and BCCI officials and was abusing them with choicest of words. The King of Bollywood, was drunk and smelling of alcohol badly, all this was confirmed by Mumbai assistant commissioner of police (ACP)!
2. Salman Khan
It is an entirely different thing that prosecution could not provide evidence to prove Salman Khan being drunk drinking in the infamous 2002 drink and drive case. The film star and Being Human poster boy, Salman Khan’s drunken tales are well known in the Bollywood corridors. The infamous fight between Salman and Shah Rukh Khan on Katrina Kaif’s birthday in 2008 also took place due to actor’s rant under the influence of alcohol. There were also reports of fallout between Salman and his Tubelight director, Kabir Khan due to his drinking problems but the rumours were squashed by Kabir.
3. Aamir Khan
When the topic is about the love for bottle, you may find Salman Khan’s name in a repeat mode. This time he was accompanied by another famous Khan and Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist, Aamir Khan. A picture taken from a private party showed Aamir and Salman being drunk AF and peeing on the plants! Interesting, how these men preach about sensible and humane behavior to their fans.
4. Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma is the epitome of double-faced personality (do not take it literally). We have one Kapil, the comedian who speaks about family and friends, shows off his down-to-earth personality and then we have another side of Kapil, who consumes alcohol and misbehaves with people under its influence. Apart from his recent fight with Sunil Grover and Chandan Prabhakar, Kapil has faced serious accusations of harassing female stars when drunk. On the occasion of International Marathi Film Festival Awards 2015, Kapil reportedly misbehaved with Marathi actress Deepali Sayyad and even made sexual advances towards her.
5. Malaika Arora Khan
The perennially hot diva, Malaika Arora Khan displays her enviable hourglass figure and her drinking spree with same panache. At Bollywood’s designer Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday party, the actress gulped down excessive alcohol and was in high spirits. When actress Sonam Kapoor tried to take care of Malaika seeing her intoxicated stated, the drunken lady asked Sonam to ‘back off’, leaving the poor girl red-faced.
6. Amisha Patel
She may have started off her Bollywood career as a sweet, girl-next-door image but Amisha Patel is quite wild at heart. The actress is a regular at Bollywood parties, consuming alcohol like a fish. Her drunken acts include ungraciously photographed and giving nonsensical drunk interviews.
7. Sanjay Dutt
He has openly confessed of his struggle with alcoholism and drugs. Sanjay Dutt or famously addressed as Sanju Baba is a sight to watch at every Bollywood after party. From abusing reporters to fighting with his closest friend from the film fraternity, Salman Khan – Sanjay Dutt has done it all under the influence of alcohol. His most recent alcoholic antic came in the spotlight when Sanjay Dutt mocked young superstar Ranbir Kapoor for not doing ‘macho’ films. Ranbir who is portraying Sanjay in actor’s biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani was shamed by his senior actor openly at a party.