The year 2022 had a lot to remember and even forget!! The year saw on large the ‘boycott’ trend emerge in Bollywood. The majority of the big star and big banner films faced the outrage of ‘boycott’. Amidst all this, there were many popular celebrities from the TV/film/OTT mediums creating all the buzz. Where there is controversy, there is popularity!! Also where there is love, there is popularity!! This showed as many celebrities were regarded as the ultimate newsmakers of the year 2022.
We at IWMBuzz.com give you a list of such celebrities.
Ranveer Singh’s ‘nude’ pose controversy:
One fine day, the whole of the Nation rose to the ‘naked’ poses and pictures of the extremely popular Ranveer Singh. Well, the actor dared it all to pose naked for PAPER Magazine and paid tribute to iconic US actor Burt Reynolds. Ranveer Singh who is always known to be a unique fashion freak, became the talk of the town, this time for posing nude. Soon, the actor got served with police complaints and FIRs as per reports in media.
Aryan Khan’s arrest, Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan controversy:
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested in connection with the Mumbai cruise drugs case in 2021. After long-standing court hearings, and 26 days of being under arrest, Aryan walked out of the jail. Later, in May 2022, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cleared Aryan Khan and five others accused owing to ‘lack of sufficient evidence’. Shah Rukh Khan continued to be in the limelight when his son was arrested, and till the time Aryan got cleared. As the year 2022 came to a close, the song Besharam Rang, from Pathaan hogged all limelight. The song featuring Deepika Padukone is claimed as per reports to be a rude description for saffron.
Kichcha Sudeep And Ajay Devgn’s ‘language’ remark fight:
Kichcha Sudeep made headlines when his ‘Hindi is no more a national language’ remark went viral. This didn’t go down well with Ajay Devgn, who responded by saying that ‘Hindi will always be our national language’. This led to a war on Twitter. The two stars hogged the limelight for a long time, with debates heating up all the more regarding this issue.
Sajid Khan’s Bigg Boss entry opens up his #MeToo controversy:
Sajid Khan who has been in the limelight for the #MeToo scandal created a new furore when he announced that he will take part in Bigg Boss 16 as one of the contestants. Initially, netizens took this to be a joke. However, when his name flashed as one of the confirmed contestants, many celebs like Sona Mohapatra, Ali Fazal and many others expressed their displeasure at Sajid joining the show.
Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files success and its communal debates:
The ace filmmaker won all laurels for his 2022 Bollywood release, The Kashmir Files. The film based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s, was a huge hit at the box office. However, the film triggered communal debates on social media and also had a negative buzz going strongly. But none of this could affect its box office success.
Social Media Trends (Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s pregnancy/ Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s marriage and parenthood/ Karan Kundrra and Tejasswi Prakash’s sensational love, Uorfi Javed’s bold fashion choices and FIR drama:
Many celebrities and couples made it big on social media in 2022. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover were right there on social media, living the pregnancy of Bipasha to glory. And when their baby daughter was born, they announced it in a magical way. From photoshoots during pregnancy, to loving posts, they engaged the fans in the best of ways.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor had a lot happening in their personal life in 2022. From marriage to becoming parents, they saw it all. They even had their first release after marriage, Brahmastra emerging on top in the box office collections.
Karan Kundrra and Tejasswi Prakash who announced their togetherness in Bigg Boss continued to march their way in 2022, with their love being evergreen. From their posts together on social media to attending events together, Kundrra and Tejasswi were every fan’s delight.
Extremely popular for her bizarre yet unique fashion choices, the self-made TV actor has garnered big limelight. From creating an outfit with just two mobile phones and cables to making an entire outfit using bandages, Javed has done it all. However, amidst all the social media traction, she had to go through trolls and multiple FIRs against her for committing illegal and obscene acts on social media and even in public.
Elon Musk’s Twitter layoffs:
Elon Musk the billionaire created history by sealing a big deal and taking over Twitter in 2022. Post the big buy, Musk started to lay off the Twitter workmen. As many as 7,400 staff members were sacked from their jobs. For Twitter’s way ahead, he has proposed some big ideas. He has floated ideas ranging from building a version of China’s WeChat, a super app that would include everything from shopping to banking to social media. He has hinted at disrupting the payment space as he had earlier in his career as a founder of PayPal.
Tunisha Sharma’s suicide:
The suicide of actress Tunisha Sharma shook the Nation as the year 2022 was drawing to a close. The actress who played the lead in the TV show Alibaba: Dastaan-E-Kabul committed suicide in the make-up room of lead actor Sheezan Khan. This led to the arrest of Sheezan for allegedly abetting the suicide of Tunisha. As of now, Sheezan continues to be under arrest, with interrogations happening. Tunisha’s mother Vanita Sharma believes that Sheezan is responsible for her daughter’s death and is fighting it hard in the court to get justice.
Lionel Messi and his men lifting FIFA World Cup:
Lionel Messi’s long-lasting dream finally came true when the defining moment came when his histrionics and sheer brilliance on the football ground gave the final finish for Argentina to lift the FIFA World Cup. On a night which was high on drama, Lionel Messi’s team beat France in the penalty shootout to take home the trophy.
Well, these are the biggest of Newsmakers in 2022 according to us. You can take your pick!!