By Ishank Katyal
New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is giving birth to a lot of controversies, whether it is the nepotism debate, suicide or murder debate, or the controversial drug angle linked to the case and the role of drugs in Bollywood due to which actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and four others got arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) last week.
Veteran Actress and Samajwadi Party’s Member of Parliament Jaya Bachchan broke her silence today on Day 2 of Parliament Monsoon Session to BJP MP and Bhojpuri and Bollywood actor Ravi Kishan on his drug addiction is in film industry too statement by saying, “Just because of few people, you cannot tarnish the image of the whole industry… I was really embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha (not mentioning any name) spoke against the film industry. Jis thaali mein khaate hain, usi thaali mein chched karte hain (biting hand that feeds you).
Ravi Kishan is a famous actor who works in both Bhojpuri as well as Hindi films and also BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh said on the day one of the monsoon session in the Parliament that, “Drug addiction is in the film industry too. Several people have been apprehended. The NCB has been doing a great work. I urge central government to take a strict action against the culprits soon. Give them a befitting punishment and bring an end to this conspiracy by neighbouring countries.”
Jaya Bachchan, 72, also said about how film industry has provides both direct and indirect employment to millions of citizens in the country. “The entertainment industry in our country provides direct employment every day to five lakh people and indirect employment to five million people. At the time when the financial situation is at a depressing state and employment is at the worst level, in order to divert the attention from the people, we are being used to be flogged by social media and the government’s non- support. But people who have made their names in this film industry have called it a gutter, I completely disagree”,she said without mentioning any names from the industry.
Actress Kangana Ranaut responded to Bachchan’s statement through her twitter handle:
“Jaya ji would you say the same thing if in my place, it was your daughter Shweta beaten, drugged and molested as a teenage, would you say the same thing if Abhishek complained about the bullying and harassment constantly and found hanging one day? Show compassion for us also.”
However, Jaya Bachchan’s statement was praised by ‘Thappad’ actress Taapsee Pannu and director Anubhav Sinha in which they both tweeted:
“I send my best regards to Jaya ji. See those who don’t know. This is how the spine looks.”- Sinha tweeted.
“For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’stime for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how! Yet again a woman from industry spoke up #respect.” Taapsee tweeted.