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year ender |  27 Dec 2018 18:52 |  By RnMTeam

Year Ender 2018: Top controversies from Indian music fraternity that grabbed eyeballs

MUMBAI: As the year goes by, we glance through most talked about controversies from the music fraternity. From #MeToo allegations to Sonu Nigam’s remark of wising to be born in Pakistan, the Indian music industry saw a lot in 2018.


The Moh Moh Ke Dhaage singer was accused by participant of a reality show, a minor, who accused him for forcibly trying to kiss her. The accusation was followed by a social media outrage against the singer. He, however, denied of any such act.

Ankit Tiwari’s family and Vinod Kambli got into a brawl

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli’s wife accused Ankit Tiwari’s father of touching her inappropriately at a suburban mall. Many from the fraternity supported Ankit Tiwari and his family.

Aditya Narayan arrested at Versova Mall

The young singer and son of Udit Narayan was arrested in Versova for rash driving and ramming his car into an auto-rickshaw, carrying a female passenger. Both, auto driver and the passenger were hurt. This was preceded by Aditya’s fight at the airport.

Anup Jalota-Jasleen Matharu’s love affair

The controversy that made a major noise was the declaration of love by 28-year-old Jasleen Matharu for her guru and mentor Bhajan king Anup Jalota on the reality show Bigg Boss. The social media went viral with meme and jokes about them. However, the relationship was denied by both of them after each of them was evicted from the show. While Jasleen claimed it to be a prank on Salman Khan, Anup Jalota said that he just went with the flow.

#MeToo allegations

After Tanushree Dutta opened up about misconduct by Nana Patekar on a film set 10 years ago, almost every girl found the courage to speak about her experiences and the music Industry didn’t lag behind. From Anu Malik to Kailash Kher, many names were accused of misconduct by renowned names from the Indian music fraternity.

Sonu Nigam’s Pakistan remark

Sonu Nigam was misquoted at a summit where he said in jest that he should have been in Pakistan so that he would get more work in India. He, however, clarified that he was misquoted. He stuck to his statement that Pakistani singers get more privileged treatment than Indian artists by the music labels in India. This statement also ensued a war between him and Sona Mahapatra, as the latter did not agree with the claims made by Sonu.