By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
September 16, 2020 3:43:26 pm
Rajya Sabha MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan. (Categorical photograph by Renuka Puri)
A day after Rajya Sabha MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan defended the film industry on costs of drug habit in Parliament, the Mumbai Police Wednesday beefed up safety exterior the actor’s bungalow in Juhu.
The event comes after the actor was viciously trolled on social media for her remarks within the Rajya Sabha.
“Simply due to a couple of folks, you can’t tarnish the entire business… I used to be actually embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one in every of our members within the Lok Sabha, who’s from the business, spoke in opposition to the movie business. Jis thaali mein khaate hain usi mein chhed karte hain (they’re biting the hand that feeds them),” the actor had mentioned in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
The actor’s remarks got here a day after BJP Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan mentioned that there was a problem of drug addiction within the movie business. Nevertheless, the actor didn’t title Kishan in her speech.
She additionally mentioned these allegations have been being made to divert the nation’s consideration from actual points resembling unemployment and the economic system. “Individuals who have made a reputation on this business have referred to as it a gutter. I utterly disagree and I actually disassociate.”
“I hope the federal government tells these individuals who have made their incomes, title and fame on this business to cease utilizing such language. There are folks within the leisure business who’re among the highest taxpayers (within the nation). They’re nonetheless being harassed. I feel the federal government should stand by the leisure business as a result of it all the time comes ahead to assist the federal government in no matter good work it takes up… If there’s a nationwide calamity, they arrive ahead, they offer cash and their companies,” she mentioned.
Her assertion got here even because the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs, in reply to a query, informed Lok Sabha that it didn’t obtain any actionable intelligence of a nexus between drug traffickers and the movie business in the course of the lockdown to curb the unfold of Covid-19.
The Shiv Sena, too, got here out in help of the Rajya MP slamming those that claimed there was an issue of drug habit within the movie business.
“Those that make such claims are hypocrites and their statements smack of double requirements,” the Shiv Sena mentioned in an editorial in celebration mouthpiece Saamana.
“A doping check must be carried out on those that declare that every one artists and technicians within the movie business are below the affect of medication,” the editorial learn.
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