- Ravi Kishan speaks about the use of drugs in the film industry
- Today, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan hits back at the actor
- Jaya Bachchan says, a person “who is from the industry itself, spoke ill of the industry,”
On Tuesday, Member of Parliament from the Samajwahi Party and a veteran actress Jaya Bachchan hit back at the BJP actor-politician Ravi Kishan who yesterday said in the parliament that drug addiction is in the film industry, saying that the industry is being “vilified on social media”.
Jaya Bachchan, in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday said, “Just because of a few people, you cannot tarnish the whole industry. I was ashamed yesterday that one of the members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry itself, spoke ill of the industry. Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain,” referring to the BJP MP’s statement in Lok Sabha.
Her remark in Hindi, draws from the idiom, “Bite the hand that feeds you”.
Ravi Kishan is a famous Bhojpuri and Hindi film actor and a Member of parliament from the BJP yielding from Uttar Pradesh. The actor raised in parliament the drug-related allegations which have emerged against the film industry in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. He alleged that a “conspiracy” by Pakistan and China to destroy India’s youth is in action.
Referring to the ongoing Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) investigation linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, in which Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and four more were arrested last week, Ravi Kishan said, “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,” in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
The 72 year old Sholay actress said that the government need to stand by the entertainment industry adding, “Entertainment Industry is so important. But so many people who have made a name from this industry are today calling it a gutter. The industry is being villified on social media. Some of the people in the industry are among the highest taxpayers of the country. The government must stand by the entertainment industry,”.
The NCB is investigating charges of drug-dealing and its use based on the chats recovered from the phone of Rhea Chakraborty and her family along with flatmates and employees of Sushant Singh Rajput who was found dead on the 14th of June in his Bandra home. Rhea Chakraborty, who is currently in a Mumbai jail, has been accused of organising drugs for Mr Rajput. The anti-drugs agency called her “an active member of a drugs syndicate”.