Shweta Tripathi: No one is forcibly placing medicine in our mouths

Mumbai, September 19

Actress Shweta Tripathi says the declare by Kangana Ranaut that 99 per cent of Bollywood is on medicine is an incorrect generalisation, including that such an assertion is a half-truth.

The “Masaan” fame actress, who impressed in latest digital releases similar to “Cargo” and “The Gone Game”, additionally mentioned that Kangana’s allusion that actresses needed to sleep round to get work and that outsiders make area within the “big bad world of cinema” solely after compromising, would make for an fascinating script, however that is not how Bollywood functioned.

“I think narratives doing the rounds that half of the people of the film industry are drug addicts, that female actresses are sleeping around to get work, and outsiders can make their space in the ‘big bad world of cinema’ only after compromising make for great and interesting scripts. No, that is not how we work here in Bollywood,” Shweta informed IANS.

“Trust me when I say this, no one is forcefully putting drugs in our mouths! If a youngster wants to get into drugs, they will do it anyway—whether in Mumbai or in any small town of the country. It has nothing to do with the city of Mumbai. I want to tell all parents it is important to keep a check on the upbringing of their children, with the moral compass in the right direction, as well as their mental health,” she added.

“I think when we pack our bags and come to Mumbai, our parents should ask if we are fine instead of telling to give up on the initial struggle that we all go through. If we are constantly asked about how much money we earn and are told that our struggle is nothing but a waste of time, it really creates a different kind of mental pressure on any budding talent. It is not about consuming drugs. It is about the issues they face, which in turn lead them into the world of darkness and addiction and mental health issues. I think that should be addressed, instead of defaming an industry,” the actress identified.

Over the previous few weeks a number of feminine personalities within the movie trade have raised their voice towards the negativity being unfold round Bollywood. These embody actresses Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, Vidya Balan, Urmila Matondkar, Taapsee Pannu and singer Sona Mohapatra. — IANS

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