Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Dia Mirza laud Jaya Bachchan’s defence of Bollywood

BJP MP Ravi Kishan had raised the issue of “drug addiction in the film industry” in the Lok Sabha and he also said that it affected Bollywood. Kishan asked the government to take strict action on drug trafficking. Kishan raised the issue during Zero Hour.

These comments we obviously not taken well as Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan claimed that the entire industry can’t be defamed because of a few people. She said this on the second day of Monsoon Session in Parliament.

Jaya said in her speech, “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.”

Mrs Bachchan’s speech was applauded by the women of Bollywood as Sonam Kapoor took to her Twitter handle and sharing Jaya’s speech, she wrote, “I want to be her when I grow up..”

Tappsee Pannu also shared the same and wrote on her Twitter handle, “For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’s time for Payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how ! 👏🏼 yet again a woman from the industry spoke up 🙏🏼 #Respect”

Richa Chadha also wrote on her Twitter handle, “Mrs. Jaya Bachchan started her career with legend Satyajit Ray and then went on to redefine Hindi cinema. Watch this to see the face of fearlessness. The ‘agents’ and khurchans participating in the deliberate vilification of Bollywood will self-destruct like bhasmasurs. #respect”

Dia Mirza wrote on her Twitter handle, “Jayaji is absolutely right. So grateful that she spoke up for our industry. We are always committed to contribute towards social upliftment and social good. The industry has always helped governments. This vilification of our film industry is unjust and condemnable.”

Stay tuned for more updates on this.

Also Read: Jaya Bachchan slams Ravi Kishan’s ‘drug addiction’ comment on Bollywood; says, “You can’t tarnish the image of the entire industry”