Vishal Bharadwaj opens about Bollywood receiving backlash, says ‘There is no toxic culture here’

At a virtual press conference, Director Vishal Bharadwaj spoke about the alleged drug nexus and nepotism in Bollywood, telling the audience that there is no toxic culture.

Over the last few months, Bollywood has been criticised for almost anything and everything the industry did. Recently, several Bollywood celebrities have been under the radar of the Narcotics Control Bureau for their connection with the alleged Bollywood drug nexus. Recently, writer-director Vishal Bharadwaj who was present as a guest at the virtual press conference of the Screenwriter’s Association was asked about his views on the same.

The director said, “Yeh logo ki banayi hui bakwas hai, aajkal jo khaas chal rahi hai. Humari Industry bohot hi khoobsurat hai jahan par aapas mein bohot pyar hai. Jab kisi film ki shooting khatam hoti hai tab poori unit ko ek dusre se bichhadne ka bohot dukh hota hai. Mujhe yahan kabhi baahripan ka ehsaas nahin hua. Mujhe is industry ne bohot pyaar dia hai. (All this made up especially whatever is going on these days. Our industry is very beautiful and there is the utmost love between everybody. Whenever a shooting of a film gets over the whole unit becomes sad. I never felt like an outsider. This industry gave me a lot of love.)”


The Haider director further added that “Yeh Industry aisi hai jahan aap raaton ko star ban sakte hain or joker ban sakte hain. Agar aapme talent hai toh aapki lottery lagne se koi nahin rok sakta chaahe wo filmy khaandaan se hai ya non filmy khaandaan se. Humari industry mein bohot bhaavnatmak pyar hai. Yahan par koi toxic culture nahin hai balki hum sab ek parivaar hain. (This industry is such a place where you can become a star or a joker overnight. If you have talent no one can stop you from making a mark, be it somebody from a filmy background or a non-filmy background. Our industry is full of love. So, please spare us and leave us in our situation we are fine. There is no toxic culture here, in fact, we all are like a family).”