Reacting to a Twitter user, Kangana, in a tweet, asked Jaya if her response would have been the same had it been her kids Shweta and Abhishek who were beaten, drugged, molested, bullied or harassed.
Continuing her streak of comments Kangana quote-tweeted a post which praised her and slammed Jaya. Reacting to the statement, actress Swara Bhasker slammed Kangana for disrespecting senior Bachchan.
Swara wrote, “Sickening Kangana. Shameful comment! Enough, please. Keep the dirt off your mind limited to yourself, abuse me if you want to… I will gladly listen to your nonsense and fight this mud wrestling with you. Respect for elders is the first lesson of Indian culture – and you are a perceived nationalist.”
Sickening Kangana. Shameful comment! बस करो please. अपने ज़हन की गंदगी ख़ुद तक सीमित रखो, गाली देनी है तो मुझे दो.. मैं तुम्हारी बकवासें ख़ुशी ख़ुशी सुनूँगी और यह कीचड़ कुश्ती लड़ूँगी तुम्हारे साथ। बड़ों की इज़्ज़त भारतीय संस्कृति का पहला सबक़ है- और तुम तो कथित राष्ट्रवादी हो। https://t.co/RC8WUilBbD
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 16, 2020
Through a Zero Hour mention in Rajya Sabha, Bachchan said the entertainment industry was being flogged by social media and asked the government to protect and support it.
“I was really embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday (September 14) one of our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry, spoke. I am not taking names. It is a shame,” she said.
She said the entertainment industry in the country provides direct employment to 5 lakh people daily and indirect employment to 5 million people.
“At a time when the financial situation is in a depressing state and employment rate at the worst levels, in order to divert the attention of people, we are being flogged by social media” and there is no support from the government, she said. Bachchan said the government should come forward and support the entertainment industry.
“I hope the government tells these people who have made their earning, name and fame in this industry to stop using such language,” she said.
“There are people in the entertainment industry who are some of the highest taxpayers (in the country). They are still being harassed,” she said. The government, she said, must stand by the entertainment industry.
“I think the government must stand by the entertainment industry because it always comes forward to help the government in whatever good work it takes up. They come and speak for them, they support them. If there is a national calamity, they come forward, they give money and their services,” she said.
“I think it is very very important that the government must support this industry and not kill it. Just because there are few people, you cannot tarnish the image of the entire industry,” she said, adding the industry brings international name and recognition besides a base for political ambitions. She went on to say that all kinds of promises are made to the entertainment industry but it has never got its due.
“Sir, I get very worked up and very emotional. I have too many things to say but you are not giving me enough time and opportunity,” she told Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
“I need protection, the industry needs the protection and support of the government,” she added.
Source: Free Press Journal