Controversy surrounding drug abuse in Bollywood echoes in Parliament

Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 15

The controversy surrounding drug and substance abuse in Bollywood echoed for the second successive day in Parliament on Tuesday with Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha slamming these defaming the movie trade.

BJP member in Lok Sabha and Mumbai-based Bhojpuri movie actor Ravi Kisan had raised the problem within the House (Lok Sabha) yesterday, saying there was a drug cartel lively within the trade which wanted to be acted upon.

Raising the problem within the Upper House throughout Zero Hour, Bachchan flayed these attempting to convey the movie and leisure trade in dispute.

“Those who have made a name in this industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree and dissociate with it,” Bachchan stated with out naming Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who had kicked up a storm by elevating the drug-abuse and different corrupt points plaguing the movie trade after actor Sushant Rajput’s mysterious demise.

Also, with out naming Ravi Kishan, Bachchan referred to Ravi Kishan yesterday elevating the drug abuse in Bollywood.

“I am really embarrassed and ashamed at someone from the film industry demeaning the industry,” she stated.

“Jis thali mein khate hai usme chhed karte hai,” she stated, which, to paraphrase in English, means he chops the exact same department on which he sits.

She stated the federal government was silent within the face of fixed calumny unleashed, together with by the social media, in opposition to the trade to defame it.

She urged the federal government to help and shield the trade and never let it to be attenuated.

It all the time stands with the federal government, and at occasions of nationwide emergencies helps with cash and repair, she stated.

“Just because of a few persons, the entire industry cannot be given a bad name.”

Bachchan additional stated that a few of the members of the trade are highest tax payers. It brings identify and recognition to the nation, she stated.

On the opposite hand, Ravi Kishan reacted to Bachchan’s utterance in opposition to him saying it was unwarranted.

In Lok Sabha he had raised the malaise of drug abuse in Bollywood and urged the federal government to eradicate the illness.

He stated that China and Pakistan have been pushing medication by way of Punjab and Nepal routes in India.

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