Samajwadi Party MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan has hit again at actor-politician Ravi Kishan who stated in parliament yesterday that drug dependancy is within the movie trade too, saying that the trade is being “flogged by social media and the government’s non-support”.
“Just due to just a few folks, you can’t tarnish the entire trade… I used to be actually embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one our members within the Lok Sabha, who’s from the trade, spoke in opposition to the movie trade. Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain,” Ms Bachchan stated within the Rajya Sabha at this time, referring to the BJP MP’s assertion in Lok Sabha. Her comment in Hindi, attracts from the idiom, “Bite the hand that feeds you”.
Ravi Kishan, a preferred actor of Bhojpuri and Hindi movies, and a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh, raised in parliament the drugs-related allegations which have emerged in opposition to the movie trade within the Sushant Singh Rajput investigations. He alleged a “conspiracy” by Pakistan and China to destroy the nation’s youthful residents.
“Drug addiction is in the film industry too. Several people have been apprehended. The NCB has been doing very good work. I urge the central government to take strict action against the culprits soon. Give them a befitting punishment and bring an end to this conspiracy by neighbouring countries,” Ravi Kishan stated within the Lok Sabha on Day One of parliament’s monsoon session, referring to the continued Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) investigation linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput dying case, during which actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and 4 extra have been arrested final week.
Ms Bachchan, 72, stated the such statements are being made to divert the eye from the state of the financial system and unemployment. “The entertainment industry in our country provides direct employment every day to five lakh people and indirect employment to five million people. At a time when the financial situation is in a depressing state and employment is at the worst level, in order to divert the attention of the people, we are being used to be flogged by social media and the government’s non-support. But people who have made their name in this film industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree,” she stated.
The Narcotics Control Bureau is investigating expenses of drug-dealing and use based mostly on chats discovered on the cellphone of Rhea Chakraborty, a 28-year-old actor being investigated over the dying of her boyfriend, well-liked star Sushant Singh Rajput, on June 14.
Rhea Chakraborty, who’s in a Mumbai jail, has been accused of organising medicine for Mr Rajput. The anti-drugs company referred to as her “an active member of a drugs syndicate”.