7. Bipasha Basu (2006)
In 2006, a publication carried a transcript between Amar Singh and allegedly Bipasha Basu. Amar Singh used his clout to put a gag order on the publication and release of these tapes. However, in 2011, this gag order was lifted. The entire episode made national headlines. The conversation is lurid. Woman: “Age does not matter.” A fat, middle-aged man: “It matters between the legs.” Yes, pathetic, we know. Bips has consistently denied being the woman on the telephone. But this scandal did bring to the forefront the dangers of telephonic intimacy with fat, middle-aged men nonetheless.