Her first controversy came in the form of a lesbian photo shoot in 2009. Neetu along with model Krishikha Gupta shot a girl-on-girl photo shoot for a men's magazine. The incident had irked self-styled moral police, which termed it as promotion of lesbianism. However, the magazine went on to publish the images and created a big controversy in political and film fraternity.
In 2010, Neetu hogged global limelight, when cricket match-fixing was broke out. The actress was linked with Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif. A report by Interpol and Scotland Yard had claimed that the actress had made two phone calls and exchanged SMS"s with the controversial cricketer, discussing sensitive cricket issues and deals. However, later she clarified that she does not know Asif or any Pakistani cricketer for that matter. Her name is being unceremoniously dragged in the match-fixing debate with baseless allegations.