Javed Akhtar opens up about his reaction if he finds Zoya and Farhan Akhtar smoking marijuana
The drug nexus in Bollywood in relation to Sushant Singh Rajput‘s case is spreading like wildfire as new names keep coming up every day. Recently writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar opened up about what would happen if he ever comes to know about his kids, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, smoking marijuana. He said he would tell them ‘not to do it, it’s not right’.
While talking to Barkha Dutt in an interview, Javed said, “I would tell them not to do it, it’s not right. But they are grown-ups. It’s like when I gave up alcohol in 1991, and haven’t taken a sip since then. I used to drink every day. I have come to the conclusion that if you have any kind of intoxication, it can harm you. Tomorrow if I come to know my daughter smokes marijuana, I’ll tell her she shouldn’t be doing this. If she listens to me that’s fine, but if she doesn’t, she’s a grown-up girl. It’s the same with my son.”
Talking about marijuana being legalised in India, Javed said he would be indifferent either way whether it was allowed or banned. He said, “It’s not such a big issue, people do it, but yes, it’s bad for your health.”
Talking about the NCB’s ongoing investigation about the drug probe, Javed said, “I have never used any drug in my life. Although I was not a very disciplined young man and I used to drink a lot. I don’t believe in those reports but look at their health, their physique, their physical fitness. These boys and girls, unlike the stars of yesteryear who were not obsessed by their physical fitness, which this generation is. In fact, they spend two to three hours in the gym. Do they look like drug addicts? They are extremely professional and responsible people. Today, the film industry is much more disciplined and responsible than it ever was.”
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