23 November, 2020

Hot Off The Presses

The scandals that have held the Indian imagination, but not for long

Hot Off The Presses

  • Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten: Witnesses describe an "intense friendship", corroborated by the last viceroy as well.
  • Photographs of Jagjivan Ram and son Suresh Ram were published in Surya magazine showing that father and son were involved with the same woman, in an attempt to defame Jagjivan Ram.
  • Lohia and Rama Mitra: The socialist messiah and his companion lived together all their life quite openly and it never affected his public image.
  • As a powerful I&B minister V.C. Shukla was accused of several relationships. The actress Vidya Sinha accused him of suggestive remarks when they were on a trip abroad.
  • MGR and Jayalalitha had a long relationship though MGR remained married to Janaki Ramachandran, and Jayalalitha was alleged to have mothered a child through the actor Shobhan Babu.
  • Nandini Sathpathy apparently was accused of being an alcoholic, indulging in sexual...


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