Mumbai: Veteran actor and Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan slammed actor-politician Ravi Kishan who claimed that drug addiction is in the film industry too.
On the day of the Parliament session, actor-politician, BJP MP Ravi Kishan made allegations related to drugs against the film industry in the investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput. He alleged a “conspiracy” by Pakistan and China to destroy the country’s young citizens.
“Drug addiction is also in the film industry. Many people have been arrested. NCB is doing a great job. I urge the central government to take strict action against the culprits at the earliest. Give them a befitting punishment and bring an end to this conspiracy by neighboring countries.”
Following which Jaya Bachchan said that the industry is being “flogged by social media and the government’s non-support”.
“Because of just a few people, you can’t tarnish the entire industry … I was really embarrassed and ashamed that one of our members who are from the industry yesterday spoke out against the film industry.”
“Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain,” (Bite the hand that feeds you). Ms Bachchan said in the Rajya Sabha today, referring to the BJP MP’s statement in Lok Sabha.
“The entertainment industry in our country provides direct employment to five million people every day and indirect employment to five million people. At a time when the financial situation is in a dismal state and employment is at its worst level to divert attention. People, We are being fueled by social media and the government’s non-support. But people who have made a name for themselves in this film industry have called it a drain. I completely disagree, “she said.