The 'Khiladi' of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, actor, producer and martial artist, has always entertained the audience with his romantic and witty characters.
"The Shaukeens" actor has been nominated for Filmfare awards several times and won twice. Kumar is not only a dedicated professional but a devoted family man.
But before he acquired this respectable status Akshay was the talk of the town for several other reasons as well. The superstar's controversial link-ups and break-ups still haunt him.
Here are the biggest controversies of Akshay Kumar's life.
Affair with Raveena Tandon
The 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani' couple sizzled onscreen as well as off screen with their chemistry in the 90's. Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon fell for each other on the sets of their film "Mohra" in 1994. Love blossomed fast and there were even rumour of them getting married. But three years into their relationship, Tandon broke up with Kumar because he couldn't keep his promise of marrying her.
Shilpa Shetty – Akshay Kumar Link-up
Shilpa Shetty and Khiladi Kumar created fire in Bollywood as a couple. Their relationship got into several controversies but the affair didn't last long. Shetty broke off with the actor when she got to know that Kumar was two timing her with Twinkle Khanna at the same time.
'Khiladi' Love Birds
Ayesha Jhulka and Kumar's love brewed on the sets of "Khiladi". Their sizzling chemistry created buzz all over the B-Town.
Rekha – Akshay Kumar controversy
One of the shocking controversies of Kumar's life is his closeness with the veteran actress Rekha. During the shoot of "Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi", it is said that Rekha fell in love with the actor. Apparently, his then girlfriend Raveena Tandon asked the legendary actress to maintain a distance from Kumar.
Fashion Show Scandal
The face of the well known brand Levi's again became the talk of the town when Kumar asked his wife Twinkle Khanna to unbutton his pants publicly on the ramp. This move created a buzz for the brand but the couple ended up with a legal notice for promoting obscenity in public.
Getting close with Priyanka Chopra
The "Rowdy Rathore" actor again hit the headlines for getting close to Priyanka Chopra during the shoot of "Waqt". Apparently, Khiladi's wife took the rumours seriously and put a ban on her husband working with PeeCee further.
Tiff with Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan
Akshay Kumar didn't take part in any promotional activity of his film "Joker" because of Farah Khan and her husband – filmmaker Shirish Kunder. It is said that Kumar was promised that the film would be made in 3D but it didn't come out that way. Also, Farah took Shah Rukh Khan for the promotions of the film. This ended the friendship between Kumar and Kunder.
'Khiladi No. 786' controversy
Initially Kumar's film "Khiladi No. 786" was titled as "Khiladi 786". But the title got changes so as not to hurt Muslim sentiments.