BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Samajwadi Party MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan has hit out at BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan who said in the Parliament on Monday that drug addiction is in the film industry too. She said just because of a few people, the image of the entire film industry cannot be tarnished. The senior actress said the film industry brings international name and name to the country and the government must support and protect the industry.
“Just because of a few people, you cannot tarnish the whole industry. This industry brings international name and fame to the country. I was really embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry, spoke against the film industry. Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain,” Jaya Bachchan said in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, referring to Ravi Kishan’s speech in Lok Sabha.
On Monday, Ravi Kishan raised the topic of drug addiction that is prevalent in film industry and also appreciated the work that is being done by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Lok Sabha. The Bhojpuri actor also alleged in the Lok Sabha that the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and China are hatching conspiracy to destroy the youth of India by drug trafficking.
“A conspiracy is being hatched to destroy the country’s youth and our neighbouring countries are adding to it. The smuggling of drugs from Pakistan and China is being carried out every year. It is being brought via Punjab and Nepal,” said the BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh, NDTV quoted the actor.
Appreciating the work of NCB, he said, “Drug addiction is in the film industry too. Several people have been apprehended. NCB is doing very good work. I urge the central government to take strict action and apprehend the culprits soon and give them befitting punishment and bring an end to conspiracy of neighbouring countries.”
Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by NCB and is in Byculla Jail. She will be in judicial custody till September 22. Her bail plea has been rejected twice. Her brother Showik Chakraborty is also in judicial custody. According to reports, Rhea has named Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Mukesh Chhabra and Rohini Iyer for consumption of drugs at parties. NCB, CBI and ED are investigating the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Meanwhile, actress Taapsee Pannu appreciated Jaya Bachchan for her statement in Rajya Sabha.
“For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’s time for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how ! 👏🏼 yet again a woman from the industry spoke up 🙏🏼 #Respect,” Taapsee tweeted.
For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’s time for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how ! 👏🏼 yet again a woman from the industry spoke up 🙏🏼 #Respect https://t.co/CVz1cTlCNw
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 15, 2020