After Kangana Ranaut’s drug and debauchery statement, Hansal Mehta defends Bollywood, ‘It’s unfair to generalise’

Hansal Mehta speaks in defence of bollywood after Kangana Ranaut made a statement about drugs being freely consumed in house parties

Ever since actress Kangana Ranaut has tried to unfold the dark side of bollywood alleging that cocaine and MDMA crystals are widely consumed in film and house parties, she has been receiving hate on social media. Now, filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter in defence of bollywood stating that it’s unfair to generalize the notion because of a few rotten apples in the industry.

Without mentioning Kangana or her tweets, Mehta tweeted a series of comments from his verified account on Monday, 31st August. His tweets read: “I’ve spent nearly 23 years making movies in Bombay. Not every party has been scintillating but some I’ve attended have been usually fun, full of camaraderie, bonding with colleagues and mostly great conversations over booze, cigarettes and some great, great food.”


“Just like Bollywood is a generic term that I disown I think any generalisation about the film industry being mostly about drugs, sex and scandals is unfair. Also the industry being unfair and mean is also a most unfair generalisation. This is an industry of artists not debauches.”

“Like any industry there are rotten apples, there are mean people, there are bad experiences. But these pale in comparison to the kind of friendships, acceptance and love I have found through all these years. I’m an outsider but I’ve never let myself feel left out.”

“I think ultimately it’s about you — do you choose positivity over negativity? Do you choose satisfaction over success? Do you choose optimism over pessimism? Do you choose love over bitterness? Do you choose joy over bitterness?”

“Toxicity often engulfs your life through experiences, relationships, failure but it’s how you move on that counts most. How well you cope with the present is most important as is how well you let go of a bitter past. This is true for life. Not just one industry or its people.”

“Stop targeting one industry just because they make a livelihood from engaging with you by creating stories for your entertainment. Don’t make these storytellers the story. Treat them the way you would any normal human being. Ok bye. Lengthy, untargetted ramble over.”

Hansal Mehta’s series of tweets came hours after senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani raised a question against the truth hidden in Kangana Ranaut’s allegations.

“A Bollywood actress makes a serious charge claiming personal knowledge on a TV channel with a large viewership that 99% of Bollywood consumes narcotic drugs. Not one person from that industry contradicts her. What inference is the public to draw from this deafening silence?” Jethmalani tweeted from an unverified account on Monday, 31st August.