Veteran actress and Samajwadi Party MP, Jaya Bachchan has slammed the people who have been trying to defame the Bollywood film industry since the sad demise of a brilliant actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Jaya Bachchan spoke about an alleged "conspiracy to defame the film industry" on the second day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament. She had given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha, which can be raised for critical matters with the approval of the Speaker.
"People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. People who made their names in the industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree. I hope that the government tells such people not to use this kind of language", Jaya said on Tuesday, according to Hindustan Times.
Previously, actor Kangana Ranaut had called the film industry a "gutter" and alleged that 99% of the people who work in it have been procuring and consuming drugs.
"Just because there are some people, you can't tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it. It is a shame", she added, referring to comments made by BJP MP Ravi Kishan on Monday (September 14).
"A conspiracy is being hatched to destroy the country's youth and our neighboring 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. 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 neighboring countries", Ravi Kishan had said.
Bollywood film industry has been facing a hard time ever since Sushant's demise. After the raging debate on nepotism, it has been alleged for consuming drugs by most of the people linked to it. Rhea Chakraborty has already been arrested by NCB along with her brother Showik and a few others for allegedly procuring drugs.