For the last few months, top Bollywood actresses had come under the radar of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for their apparent involvement in the alleged Bollywood drug case. After Sushant Singh Rajput’s Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik were arrested, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh were called for questioning by the NCB. It has been days since they were asked for questioning and there has been no update on this matter.
While a lot of people shied away from speaking on this matter, Bollywood actor Gulshan Devaiah, who will be next seen in Foot Fairy, put forth his views on the alleged drug nexus in Bollywood. In an exclusive interview with Times Now Digital, the actor opined strong views.
On being asked if he feels bad when fingers are pointed at his industry, Gulshan said, “I don’t feel bad. I don’t know what Deepika has done, so I really cannot say. I hope everything is sorted out. I don’t know what she has done. Even if she has done any offence, it is a minor offence.
In most of the countries, it would be a minor offence. In our country, it is also a minor offence because if you go to Banaras and you will see the same thing every day (laughs). So, it is a bit hypocritical that in the name of religion some people smoke it is legal and if you are not religious and have some puffs, it becomes illegal. It is a bit hypocritical but what can one do? That’s the world we are living in.”
The actor went on to say that people will eventually forget everything that happened. “But that’s her (Deepika’s) fight, which she has to fight. People will forget all of this. If you ask me, from my observation, it comes from an insincere place. People, who are pointing fingers at Bollywood, it is insincere. It is not done with the intention to make it a better place but it is done with an intention to grab more power and become more powerful. That is my observation.”
When asked if he feels Bollywood has become a soft target, the actor disagreed. “No, cinema is soft power. Cinema has the power to make a difference but it is not that powerful to change everything just like that. It is a soft power,” he said and signed off.
Source: Hindustan Times