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Mukesh Khanna reacts to Jaya Bachchan’s ‘Thali’ remark; says, “Industry kisi ke baap ki nahi hai”

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Actress and Samajwadi MP Jaya Bachchan had recently taken a dig at those speaking against the film industry and its alleged drug usage. Jaya had said in her statement ‘Jis thaali mein khate hai, usme chhed karte hai‘. But this did not go down well with ‘Shaktimaan’ actor Mukesh Khanna as he said, ‘industry kisi ke baap ki nahi hai’.

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Mukesh said, “This is like saying to Bhishma Pitamah and Dronacharya that you have been Kaurav because you were eating their food. That was the vivashta of Bhishma Pitamah and Dronacharya to fight with the Kaurav. But if industry people start saying ‘Aapne yahi se kamaya hai, yahi se sab kuch kiya hai, toh you don’t talk anything against the industry’. Why? Everybody has a right to work in the industry and if some people say that ‘we have served’ that means they are owing the industry. Nobody owns the industry; industry kisi ke baap ki nahi hai. industry saalon se chali aa rahi hai. We can say aaj kal nepotism badh gaya hai groupism badh gaya hai.”

He further added, “If anybody feels uncomfortable of this investigation to be done for drugs, if a person like Ravi Kishan says ‘drugs chalti hai’ and then somebody says ‘jis thaali mein khaate ho usi mein ched karte hai’, it is ridiculous to say. You say whether he is right or wrong. You have not given us the food. Everyone works hard.”

Talking about Jaya’s speech, she had taken a jibe at Ravi Kishan’s speech without taking his name and 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. 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.”

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