Bollywood is certainly a parallel universe. Drunks, womanizers, sleaze bags, casting couch enthusiasts and other social misfits all have a place in India’s biggest film industry. But try getting to the scandals and secrets in Bollywood and you may as well be trying to break the legendary silence of the Italian mafia!
Bollywood’s open secrets do exist. Every once in while there will be an actor stupid enough to be caught on camera during a sting operation, ala Shakti Kapoor. All those villainous roles Shakti played in numerous films must have been a case of art imitating life!
Then not so long ago there was a hysterical Mahima Chaudhary who alleged on national TV that she has been a victim of Subhash Ghai’s unsavoury advances. Not to mention the famous rape allegations against filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, which he exploited in hi slatest film Heroine. All in a day’s work!
Then of course there is the question dubious sexuality whith many so called mainstream stars indulging in gay sex. Loud whispers about Tusshar Kapoor being gay have been heard every now and then. Not to mention rumours that his sister Ekta Kapoor had a certain preference for a TV starlet called Prachi Desai.
All in all if you can survive in Bollywood and manage to carve a niche for yourself, chances are the route to fame and fortune was strewn with some pretty slippery customers!