Ravi Kishan reacts to Anurag Kashyap’s claims that he ‘smoked up’; says, “Think 1000 times before speaking anything”
Recently, BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan raised the issue of “drug addiction in the film industry” in Lok Sabha. He said in his speech, “We know the problem of drug trafficking and drug addiction is increasing. In this conspiracy, our neighbouring countries are involved… Drugs come to this country via China and Pakistan. Our film industry, too, is affected. The Government should stop this conspiracy of neighbouring countries to destroy our youth.”
Anurag Kashyap, during his conversation with journalist Faye D’Souza said that Ravi Kishan with whom he worked n the film ‘Mukkabaaz’, began his day with weed. He said, “Ravi Kishan acted in my last film ‘Mukkabaaz’. Ravi Kishan starts his day by saying Jai Shiv Shankar, Jai Bam Bhole. Jai shiv Shambhu for the longest period of his time, he has been somebody who has used weed. It is life.”
Anurag further said that there is not a single person who doesn’t know that Ravi Kishan does not smoke up. He added, “He might have quit now, that he has become a minister, he might have cleaned up.”
Kashyap also said that he doesn’t see weed as drugs and he is not judging Ravi. “He used to smoke up. He has always been functional, he has always done his job well, it did not make him dysfunctional, did not make him a monster. It did not do anything that people associate with drugs. So when he talks about it, when he takes a self righteous stand, I have a problem with that,” he added.
Reacting to Anurag’s remark, Ravi told ANI, “I didn’t expect such words from Anurag Kashyap. It’s no secret I am a devotee of Shiva so I chant his name. I’m saddened he would not support me on this issue of the war on drugs & say that I smoked up & am now clean just because I’m a minister, which I’m not.”
“I do not need to justify what I currently do or used to do. It is my humble request to you Anurag babu. You know I respect you. You must understand what I am saying. One must think a thousand times before thinking or speaking anything. This goes for him too,” he said.
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