Hema Malini comes in defence of Jaya Bachchan; says, “You can’t tarnish the image of the entire industry”
Hema Malini has come forward to support Jaya Bachchan. Jaya’s speech in the Parliament has taken the internet by storm. The actress and Samajwadi Party MP, has been trending since her latest speech. In her speech, 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.”
She added, “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.”
In an interview with NDTV, Hema said she agreed with Jaya’s statement. She said, “You cannot tarnish the image of Bollywood. These are small instances, like a stain on a piece of cloth we must wash it away.” She added, “I have received a lot of love from this industry, how can I watch anyone say anything bad about it?”
She further said, “Bollywood is a beautiful and creative world. It is an art and culture industry. I have gained name fame and respect from this industry.”
Jaya gave the speech on the second day of Monsoon Session in Parliament. Though she did not take any name, her speech was given referring to BJP’s Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan who said there is ‘drug addiction in the film industry’.
Ravi Kishan later said that that he was requesting the government to protect the industry from the drug cartel. He also said that he was not talking about the entire industry taking drugs.