Jaya Bachchan slams people for defaming film industry

Lawrence Kim
September 15, 2020

Bachchan demanded the government to provide protection and put a ban on the unending bashing being faced by members of the film industry. At a time when the financial situation is in a depressing state and employment is the worst, the industry is being used to divert the attention of the people.

"People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. Our film industry too is affected". "People who made their names in the industry have called it a 'gutter.' I completely disagree (sic)". "Show compassion for us also", after Jaya had condemned comments made by Kangana, where she'd compared the film industry to a "gutter". "They are still being harassed", the MP said, adding that there are many promises made to the industry but never kept.

Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan stepped up to speak up in defense of the film industry and slammed BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan after he said in Lok Sabha that the entire film industry has a drug addiction. He had added that drug addiction is prevalent in the film industry and lauded the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for its good work in apprehending several people. It is a shame.

Mrs Bachchan urged the government to stand by the entertainment industry in this hour of crisis.

Meanwhile, the NCB, which is probing a drugs angle in the case, has held actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother, some staff members of Rajput, as well as a number of drug peddlers thus far.

Rhea, who is now lodged in Byculla women's jail, has claimed in her bail plea, which was rejected by a special court, that there was no charge of consumption, possession or seizure of drugs against her and Showik and that the NCB is "deliberately vague and silent" on the amount of financing, quantum of drugs and type of drugs she is alleged to have procured and financed.

In a different tweet, Ranaut stated that there is a dire need to change the mentality from "food is enough for the poor" to "respect is also required along with the food to the poor" and added that she has a full list of reforms that she wanted from the centre government for workers and junior artists.

"I expected Jaya ji to support what I said".

Kangana had on an earlier occasion called the film industry a "gutter" claiming that 99 per cent of the people associated with it had been exposed to drugs.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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