Ravi Kishan on Jaya Bachchan’s criticism: I will raise my voice even at the cost of my life

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Veteran actress and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan slammed BJP MP Ravi Kishan for his ‘drug addiction’ comment on the Hindi film industry. Now responding to Jaya Bachchan’s allegations of defaming the film industry, Ravi Kishan has said that he will not let the industry become hollow from inside and will raise his voice even at the cost of his life.

Speaking ANI, Ravi Kishan responding to Jaya Bachchan’s statement said, “There is a conspiracy to finish our film industry by hollowing it out. As a responsible member of the film industry, it is not just my right but my duty to raise it in Parliament and Jaya ji should respect that. I am just a son of a priest who crawled his way up and has worked in 600 films.”

Furthering stating how the industry needs to be protected, Ravi said that he expected Jaya to support him. He also said that not everyone in the film industry consumes drugs and those who do are part of a plan to finish the world’s largest film industry.

According to a report in Zee News, Ravi also said he will raise his voice even at the cost of his life. “I raised the issues to save the industry from drugs. Jaya Bachchan belongs to a different party with a different ideology than BJP. Our ideology is to remove dirt from the country and we are working on this since 2014 under the leadership of the Prime Minister. I will not let my film industry to become hollow from inside. The industry is as much mine as it is of Jaya Bachchan. I will raise the voice even at the cost of my life,” he said.

For the uninitiated, following Ravi Kishan’s comment on the film industry, on Tuesday, without taking any names Jaya Bachchan in Lok Sabha had said, “I think it is very important that the government must support this industry and not kill it just because there are a few people, you can’t tarnish the image of the entire industry. I was really embarrassed and ashamed yesterday one of our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry spoke against (I am not taking the name) the film industry. It is a shame ‘jis thali mein khate hai usi me chhed karte hai’, galat baat hai. I need the protection, this industry needs protection and support of the government.”

Following her speech, several Bollywood celebs like Anubhav Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Sonam Kapoor lauded the veteran actress for speaking in support of the film industry.

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