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International Forgiveness Day 2018: 10 times Bollywood was unforgiving to these actors


As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

We have days assigned to various annual events that mark the significance of an event, an eminent personality or going by a millennial trend. What does a day keep in store for an emotion? Today the world looks upon the occasion of International Forgiveness Day, a slot created by World Forgiveness Alliance, in the early 1990s, to encourage others to forgive those who have harmed them. It might not be easy to do, but it is definitely worth the try.

Not going too far in our radius, we may have time and again come across controversial elements that have been disturbing or shocking to digest over the years. And let’s just say if these include a name from the showbiz it may have certainly been an eyebrow raising moment. So what happens when a Bollywood celebrity makes a fragment of mistake in their personal or professional life? Let’s come to terms how the industry was ruthless to these ten actors the film fraternity hasn’t forgiven even today. Will the acknowledgement change them simply for a day? Only time will tell.


This yesteryear bold diva became an Indian household name in the 80s with her semi nude scene in Ram Teri Ganga Maili. She did well in films but was later found to be dating the most wanted don, Dawood Ibrahim. Despite the absence of social media, her pictures with him went viral and her career suffered a massive fall.

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Monica Bedi

Monica Bedi, a promising actress came into the limelight with her entry in the reality show Bigg Boss. She had an affair with Mumbai gangster Abu Salem who was involved in the 1993 serial blasts case. When the industry got to know her connection to underworld, it destroyed her future as an actress. She was last seen in the role of a vamp in Saraswatichandra.

Sanjay Dutt

With his biopic out, Sanjay Dutt may have reclaimed his spot in Bollywood, but we can never get past the dark phase of his conviction due to involvement in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. It took away nearly everything from him-friends, family, films. The incident tarnished his reputation but seems like Baba is getting his life together for his family now.

Parveen Babi

parveen babi

One of the glamorous actresses of her time, Parveen Babi was involved in a number of controversies. She succumbed to depression and was ruled out as schizophrenic which made her difficult to get more work in the industry. Parveen decided to call it quits but what saddened the most was her mysterious death as she died alone in her house, to be found after many days.

Shakti Kapoor

shakti kapoor

A well made actor of his time, Shakti Kapoor did manage to make the audience cringe in his devious demeanour in films. But who knew the actor would be of the similar traits in real life as well. A sting operation of Kapoor misbehaving with a female journalist ruined his career and banned him from Bollywood.

Shiney Ahuja

Shiney Ahuja was an overnight star with the movie ‘Gangster’ alongside Kangana Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi. In 2009, Shiney was sentenced to 7 years of prison for raping his maid. Post his return, Bollywood has moved on and doesn’t wish to recruit an ex-rapist.

Sooraj Pancholi

Son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, Sooraj made his way to debut with Salman Khan’s backing in the film ‘Hero’ opposite Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya. However, Sooraj was in the news after being named for the alleged suicide of actress Jia Khan who claimed she was in a relationship with him. With Pancholi being under the police scanner, films were not coming in his way. He does have new projects coming up soon according to reports.

Kangana Ranaut

It was Kangana Ranaut who stirred up the nepotism debate on Karan Johar’s talk show accusing him of favouring only celebrity kids. Karan bashed the actress at an awards show. Kangana further went on record accusing Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi for all her sufferings in count which turned into a massive fiasco. With many grudges against the top most names in Bollywood, Kangana may have made enemies but has her head held high with dignity.

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Vivek Oberoi


It may seem like Vivek Oberoi is doing well off in the industry, but his tiff with Salman Khan for his ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan went too far as he called on a press meet shaming Khan. They say, getting into a war with Salman can never turn out to be in your favour, and so it happened. Vivek mostly works down south and has very little left in Bollywood.

Vijay Raaz

Vijay Raaz, a fine actor who made his way in a unique style in Bollywood was bid adieu after his involvement of drug charges in Abu Dhabi surfaced.