Mumbai Police has provided security outside Bachchans’ home, Jalsa, after Jaya Bachchan’s parliament speech, according to an NDTV report. In her speech yesterday, Jaya had said that the industry was undeservingly being targeted. “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,” she said.
She added, “I hope that the government tells such people not to use this kind of language. 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.”
After her speech, Ravi Kishan told Bombay Times in an interview, “Jo Jaya ji ne bola I am quite hurt. It’s very wrong. I thought she would in fact support me. Her parliament session was at 9 am today and I thought she will say things like, ‘Let’s finish off the drug cartel, or catch who the peddlers are.’ My concern is that yeh drugs, koi fashion na bana de. Isi liye jo koi kar raha hai unko pakadna jaroori hai. That is why maine apne taraf se aawaz uthai. Usme mujhe support milna chiahiye tha, she is my senior, I have worked with her, she knows me, she always blesses me…ab pata nahi unhone aisa kyu kaha.”
He added, “Unhone yeh bhi kaha ki jiss thaali mein khaate hai, usme chhed karte hai. I just want to tell her that nobody gave me a break ever! Mera koi godfather nahi hai. From Bhojpuri to Bollywood I had my own journey. I am a self-made man. I have worked with Abhishek (Bachchan), Aishwarya (Rai Bachchan), Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan), main KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati) mein bhi gaya tha. I have had a great rapport with the family. I don’t know why she said something like that. She should not have said the line – jiss thaali mein khaate hai… chhed karte hai. I think shayad unhone meri baat dhyaan se suni nahi. She didn’t hear what I said and someone …kisi ne kuch unhe mere baarein mein bol diya hoga.”
He also said, “I personally feel every industry mein drugs hai. Drugs are everywhere. Maine parliament mein pehle bhi aawaz uthai thi. Few people from the industry might be doing it, but we must stop them. When I entered the industry in the 90s tabhi nahi tha, yeh sab last 10 years mein hua hai. We just have to bust the racket, raid the parties and bring an end to all this.”