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  News   Nation  15 Sep 2020  'Jis thali mein khate hai Usme chhed karte hai': Jaya Bachchan slams those defaming Bollywood

'Jis thali mein khate hai Usme chhed karte hai': Jaya Bachchan slams those defaming Bollywood

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Sep 15, 2020, 12:01 pm IST
Updated Sep 15, 2020, 12:01 pm IST
Veteran actor and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday charged that the film industry was being defamed and slammed those
Jaya Bachchan
 Jaya Bachchan

New Delhi: Veteran actor and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday charged that the film industry was being defamed and slammed those from the entertainment industry indulging in it, saying they are biting the hands that feed them.

Though Bachchan did not take any names, her remarks come a day after BJP's Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan said there was problem of drug addiction in the film industry and also actor Kangana Ranaut's recent remarks calling Bollywood a "gutter".

Jaya, Ravi and KanganaJaya, Ravi and KanganaThrough a Zero Hour mention in Rajya Sabha, Bachchan said the entertainment industry was being flogged by social media and asked the government to protect and support it.

Without taking names, she said that she completely disagrees with those who called the entertainment industry a "gutter".

"People who have made a name in this industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree and I really disassociate," she said.

In a reference to Kishan's statement in Lok Sabha on the alleged Bollywood drug cartel, Bachchan said she was "really embarrassed and ashamed."

Jaya BachchanJaya Bachchan

"Jis thali mein khate hai Usme chhed karte hai. Galat baat hai," she said referring to a popular Hindi proverb that means to bite the hands that feed you.

"I was really embarrassed and ashamed that one of our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry, spoke. I am not taking names. It is a shame," she said.

She said the entertainment industry in the country provides direct employment to 5 lakh people daily and indirect employment to 5 million people.

"At a time when the financial situation is in a depressing state and employment rate at the worst levels, in order to divert the attention of people, we are being flogged by social media" and there is no support from the government, she said.

Kangana RanautKangana RanautBachchan said the government should come forward and support the entertainment industry.

"I hope the government tells these people who have made their earning, name and fame in this industry to stop using such language," she said.

"There are people in the entertainment industry who are some of the highest taxpayers in the country. They are still being harassed," she said.

The government, she said, must stand by the entertainment industry.

Jaya and KanganaJaya and Kangana "I think the government must stand by the entertainment industry because it always comes forward to help the government in whatever good work it takes up. They come and speak for them, they support them. If there is a national calamity, they come forward, they give money and their services," she said.

"I think it is very very important that the government must support this industry and not kill it. Just because there are few people, you cannot tarnish the image of the entire industry," she said.

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