Samajwadi Party MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan came out in support of the Bollywood film industry after BJP MP Ravi Kishan, an actor turned politician alleged that drug addiction is a common problem in Bollywood. She said that the industry is being vilified on social media and it is not right to tarnish the name of the whole industry because of the wrongdoings of some people.
“Drug addiction is in the film industry too. Several people have been apprehended. The NCB has been doing very good work. I urge the central government to take strict action against the culprits soon. Give them a befitting punishment and bring an end to this conspiracy by neighbouring countries,” Ravi Kishan who is a popular Bhojpuri actor said on Monday in the parliament about the ongoing investigation by the Narcotics Control Bureau related to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Responding to this statement Bachchan said that she is embarrassed someone from the industry itself tried to malign its name. She also added that this is like ‘biting the hands that feeds you.’
“Entertainment Industry is so important. But so many people who have made a name from this industry are today calling it a gutter. The industry is being vilified on social media. Some of the people in the industry are among the highest taxpayers of the country. The government must stand by the entertainment industry,” she said extending her support to the industry.