Amid the ongoing tensions in Bollywood, one of the largest film industries in the world, veteran actress and politician, Jaya Bachchan yesterday broke her silence and expressed her utter disappointment on the continuous attack on the film industry, in the parliament.
It all started with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's mysterious death which is currently being probed by 3 different government bodies – ED, CBI, and the NCB. However, the focus has completely now shifted on NCB which is investigating the drug angle in the industry and has already arrested several people including an actress Rhea Chakraborty.
Yesterday, on the second day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament, Mrs. Bachchab had given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha where she had spoken about an alleged conspiracy to defame the film industry
by taking an indirect jibe on Kangana Ranaut and actor-politician, Ravi Kishan. She had said in her speech, "jis thaali me khaate hai, usi thaali me ched karte hai" which left the celebrities and netizens divided.
Now, the Mahabharat actor Mukesh Khanna has reacted to Jaya Bachchan's statement. In an interview with Republic TV, the actor said, "Let me tell you one thing, someone very rightly said, ‘Bollywood gutter nahi hai, Bollywood me jo gutter hai..' It makes a difference. Nobody is condemning the whole industry, but one bad fish will spoil the whole lake. If you've to find it, you'll have to search the entire lake, only then can you catch it".
"Right now it is the question of investigation and if somebody says ‘jis khali me khaate ho, usme ched kyu karte ho?’ Let me tell you, thaali ki baat nahi ho rahi because thali nahi chalni ho gayi hai. We’re not talking about the plate, but what is being served on it", he added.
The Bhishma Pitamah of Mahabharat even questioned why Jaya Bachchan was making so much noise. "We're not saying everybody is bad in the industry. They're saying some are bad and some are good. So, we're just questioning who is bad and who is good? For that, we need a CBI, narcotics inquiry. Why are you opposing? If you are amongst the good, sit and wait for their instruction. Why are you offering, why are you making noise?", he questioned.