September 16, 2020 3:43:26 pm
A day after Rajya Sabha MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan defended the film industry on fees of drug habit in Parliament, the Mumbai Police Wednesday beefed up safety outdoors the actor’s bungalow in Juhu.
The improvement comes after the actor was viciously trolled on social media for her remarks within the Rajya Sabha.
“Just due to just a few individuals, you can not tarnish the entire business… I used to be actually embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one among our members within the Lok Sabha, who’s from the business, spoke towards the movie business. Jis thaali mein khaate hain usi mein chhed karte hain (they’re biting the hand that feeds them),” the actor had stated in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
The actor’s remarks got here a day after BJP Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan stated that there was a problem of drug addiction within the movie business. However, the actor didn’t title Kishan in her speech.
She additionally stated these allegations have been being made to divert the nation’s consideration from actual points comparable to unemployment and the financial system. “People who’ve made a reputation on this business have known as it a gutter. I fully 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 individuals within the leisure business who’re among the highest taxpayers (within the nation). They are 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 provide cash and their providers,” she stated.
Her assertion got here even because the Ministry of Home Affairs, in reply to a query, advised 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 assist of the Rajya MP slamming those that claimed there was an issue of drug habit within the movie business.
“Those who make such claims are hypocrites and their statements smack of double requirements,” the Shiv Sena stated in an editorial in occasion mouthpiece Saamana.
“A doping take a look at ought to be performed on those that declare that each one artists and technicians within the movie business are underneath the affect of medication,” the editorial learn.
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