From Big Weddings To #MeToo: All The Bollywood's Drama Made Headlines in 2018

Nagini Shree |Dec 30, 2018

2018 was a year of big controversies and bigger celebrations in Bollywood. Check out what made headline every month from January to December this year.

Bollywood 2018 is full of hot topics: celebrities' weddings, pregnant, awarded and even arrested through the year, all sorts of good and bad experiences in the entertainment industry. Here’s a quick recap of the biggest entertainment stories of every month from January to December.

1. January

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The Shri Rajput Karni Sena took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. They even have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned. Finally, Padmavati's name was changed into Padmaavat and was released later. Regardless of threats, the film could still earn almost Rs 600 crore at the worldwide box office.

Moreover, Shilpa Shinde won the trophy of Bigg Boss 11.

2. February


Bollywood film industry lost one of the most acclaimed stars, Sridevi in February. The legendary actress – got married to Boney Kapoor, died in a bathtub in ­Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24 February while attending his nephew's wedding. The death of such a huge star obviously shocked the whole nation, all Bollywood stars, family, fans and friends paid tributes to the iconic actor.

3. March

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March shocked the Bollywood industry: Actor Irrfan Khan announced on the social media that he’s been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. He took to Twitter to share a long note detailing his state of mind as he fights cancer. Now, he is still receiving treatment in London.

March was also when Oscars 2018 was held and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water was awarded the Best Picture. Moreover, also in this month, Kapil Sharma got into trouble with Family Time With Kapil Sharma as the show’s host has been keeping unwell and cancelling shoots after three episodes.

4. April

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Actor Salman Khan was convicted of killing two blackbucks in September 1998 while shooting for a Bollywood movie. He had to spend two nights in jail after the judge heard his bail plea adjourned the matter. Four other actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were also charged with the offence have been acquitted.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War won widespread success when breaking several box office records and making the fans shocked by its heartbreaking ending. The film earned Rs 120 crore on the opening weekend domestically and almost $2 billion internationally.

5. May


2018 has definitely been profitable for Indian designers with many big fat weddings. In May, Sonam Kapoor kicked off the wedding year when announcing to marry her businessman Anand Ahuja, with the Mumbai festivities spread out over a week. All their wedding photos came with the same hashtag, ‘everyday phenomenal’.

Other things that made news in May, Ranbir Kapoor made an announcement that he was dating Alia Bhatt, his Brahmastra co-star. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor were seen spreading their magic at Cannes Film Festival, the film extravaganza.

6. June

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Ranbir Kapoor marked his June successfully by releasing his new film Sanju. Sanjay Dutt made Rs 350 crore at the box office. The movie received positive responses from the audiences, despite grouses of a whitewash, the film was the year’s highest grosser, the first since 2006 not to feature a Khan.

Also in June, Anushka Sharma made a headline when her husband shared a video in which she was seen scolding people ‘travelling in a luxury’ car for throwing garbage on the streets. Nick Jonas had his first visit to India.


Another month, another shocking news for Bollywood. Sonali Bendre flew off to New York to be treated for cancer that had metastised. She shared an emotional post on her Instagram to show her determination in the battle against cancer.

Priyanka Chopra quit Salman Khan's Bharat and Katrina Kaif replaced her role in July.

8. August


Good news came the to Bollywood industry when famous actor Priyanka Chopra announced to date with American singer Nick Jonas. Nick popped the question in London in July and Priyanka Chopra said yes. Their roka ceremony was a private affair with only the family and some close friends present.

Also in July, Shah Rukh Khan’s 18-year-old daughter was revealed as the face of Vogue India’s August issue on Tuesday and the reaction from the public has been mixed.

9. September

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Tanushree Dutta returned after a decade in hibernation with sexual harassment against Nana Patekar during the shoot of 'Horn OK Please'. Her interview inspired all women to raise their voice about harassers and many moguls from Bollywood, media and even the education industry were named.

  1. October

While the odd story still comes to light, the momentum seems to have slowed and some of the accused remain members of the film fraternity. Nevertheless, 11 female directors as Zoya Akhtar, Gauri Shinde and Kiran Rao, have formed a collective to support victims, and have vowed not to work with any “proven sexual offenders”. Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar refused to work with men accused of sexual harassment. Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan and more had to quit their projects due to the furore against them.

Also in October, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally confirmed their six-year-long relationship by releasing a wedding card!

11. November

Following by their confirmation in September was a lavish and dreamy wedding. Their two weddings and three receptions stretched over two weeks, starting in Italy’s Lake Como and ending in India movies.

Thugs Of Hindostan, a big project of Aamir Khan released this year, turned out to be a mud at the box office. Also in this month, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi welcomed baby daughter. Comic book legend Stan Lee rested in peace at the age of 95.

12. November

December was full of blessings and wishes as a weddings month. First Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace then the big wedding for the daughter of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, was not exactly a Bollywood event, but it got everyone talking.  Kapil Sharma and many stars from television and film world decided to get married.


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