The ban came after the September 18 terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
The most affected one was Karan Johar as his film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" was caught in the eye of the storm for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Things got better when Karan came out with a video, saying he will not engage with talent from Pakistan "in the circumstances".
Salman Khan's "Insensitive Rape Remarks":
Salman Khan during his 'Sultan' interviews gave out a statement where he compared himself to a 'raped woman'. These comments got him in big trouble and the star was then made apologize for it,
Kareena Kapoor- Saif Ali Khan's son 'Taimur Ali Khan':
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child on December 20, 2016. The couple named their son 'Taimur Ali Khan' and soon after they made the announcement they faced a huge backlash from the social media. However, the couple is yet to give any clarification on the same.
No kissing, no bikini, no abuses, no same-sex couples kissing -- the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was not so liberal with its approach in 2016. The censor board implemented several cuts, which irked filmmakers. The loudest flutter was made when it tried to alter Anurag Kashyap's film "Udta Punjab" by demanding 89 cuts, including the removal of a reference to Punjab.
Other films to face the censor board's scissors were "Aligarh" for its homosexual scenes, "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" for some intimate scenes between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor and "Befikre" for same-sex kissing.
From "Udta Punjab" and "Great Grand Masti" getting leaked even before their release, to the prints of "Kabali", "Mohenjo Daro", "Rustom" and now "Dangal" surfacing online -- the ghost of piracy loomed large on the Indian film industry this year. It not only stumped industry professionals but also fuelled the long-standing debate on how piracy could be tackled.
There are many more controversies that rocked the headlines of 2016. Indeed, it was a year filled with so many surprising and shocking events.
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