On Tuesday, Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut defended Jaya Bachchan’s remarks in the Parliament and said that some people are trying to defame the film industry. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan spoke about an alleged ‘conspiracy to defame the film industry’ and slammed the ones who called it a ‘gutter’ on the second day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament.
Stating that the film industry has a historic legacy, Raut hailed the Bachchan family for speaking up and added that Bollywood is moving on edge with Hollywood.
“This was important. This industry is important and has a historic legacy. Some people are spreading rumours and are defaming the industry, India’s culture and manners. Is everything limited to this industry only? It’s everywhere. The Bollywood industry helps 5 lakh people. Bollywood is moving on edge with Hollywood. Bachchan family will always get love and affection from Indians. We have faith over them,” said Raut.
Jaya Bachchan Slams Those Vilifying Bollywood
Even though Bachchan did not take any names, her remarks come a day after BJP’s Lok Sabha MP and actor Ravi Kishan said there was a problem of drug addiction in the film industry and also actor Kangana Ranaut’s recent remarks calling Bollywood a “gutter”. 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.
Without taking names, the Samajwadi Party MP said she completely disagrees with those who called the entertainment industry a “gutter”. “People who have made a name in this industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree and I really disassociate,” she said.
In a reference to Kishan’s statement in Lok Sabha on the alleged Bollywood drug cartel, Bachchan said she was “really embarrassed and ashamed.” “I was really embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday 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. Bachchan said the government should come forward and support the entertainment industry.