Samajwadi Party MP and former actress Jaya Bachchan, on the second day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament, spoke about an alleged “conspiracy to defame the film industry”. She had given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha, which can be raised for critical matters with the approval of the Speaker.
Jaya’s speech came at the time when there is ongoing controversy around the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and the drugs-related investigation in the case. After Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest, several questions have been raised about certain alleged activities in the film industry.
Jaya said, “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 ANI.
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: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha https://t.co/cSvxi5dioc
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2020
For the uninformed, earlier, actor Kangana Ranaut had called the film industry a “gutter” and alleged that 99% of the people who work in it have been exposed to 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.
“A conspiracy is being hatched to destroy the country’s youth and our neighbouring 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 neighbouring countries.”
Source: DNA India