Amid the raging controversy over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the subsequent blame game that has been going on for the past three months, Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday raised the issue of a continuous effort to defame the film industry in the Rajya Sabha. Bachchan demanded the government to provide protection and put a ban on the unending bashing being faced by members of the film industry.
“Some of the people who have got name and fame has said it is ‘gutter’,” she said, without naming the individuals but added they should not defame the industry.
“It is the film industry that gave name and fame to many people,” she said. There is a continuous process to defame the industry for the things done by a handful, she added. She said that the film industry employs many people in different areas and some are the highest individual taxpayers.
However, after the remarks made by Jaya Bachchan in the Parliament, Twitter just could not keep calm. Several of the Twitterati also slammed the actor-turned-politician. One user commented, “This is the real face of the Bachchan family .This lady is very cunning. Shame on you Jaya Bachchan (sic).”
“Well blame yourself for it..you and your revered family could have spoken out about the issues afflicting the industry & sought remedies/ a clean up (sic),” wrote another one.
Jaya ji would you say the same thing if in my place it was your daughter Shweta beaten, drugged and molested as a teenage, would you say the same thing if Abhieshek complained about bullying and harassment constantly and found hanging one day? Show compassion for us also 🙏 https://t.co/gazngMu2bA
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 15, 2020
Mr @SrBachchan & @juniorbachchan , please tell Jaya Ji that industry don't need any protection. #JayaBachchan ji don't have enough spine to talk about drugs Culture & casting couch ? Jisse kamate hai, jin logo se pyaar milta hai, unhe hi dhoka dete hai. Gutter hai BOLLYWOOD. pic.twitter.com/YPtQgBOEWv
— Manish Srivastava (@ManishSrv786) September 15, 2020
— Ashutosh_Mishra🇮🇳 (@Ashu_real01) September 15, 2020
The Bachchans are total dodos in terms of using their social influence! Absolute waste!
I've never seen this cowardly family taking a stand against any injustice before this. But ofcourse, they will come out asking for "protection" for bullywood's drug cartel.#JayaBachchan https://t.co/fHeUsX2Bcp
— Nehal Tyagi (नेहल त्यागी) (@nehaltyagi08) September 15, 2020
#JayaBachchan gives nonsense speech.
Everyone to Amitabh: Sir, Samjao kuch.
— Harsh Trivedi (@harshstan) September 15, 2020
— Deepash Shukla (@sab_mein_expert) September 15, 2020
This is the real face of Bachan family .This lady is very cunning .Shame on you Jaya Bachchan. https://t.co/AgXVdlCBF5
— Technical Indian (@BihariTechnical) September 15, 2020
People in entertainment industry are being flogged by SM as they have failed to speak for their own @itsSSR. Jaya Jee stop lecturing people & tell atleast Sanjay Raut NOT to use language like Haramkhоr for @KanganaTeam ? #JayaBachchan why so intolerant? https://t.co/6Ab3YdjIPT
— Gaurav Mishra (@Imkgauravmishra) September 15, 2020
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 govt tells such people not to use this kind of language: MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/3OkeUrXnqP
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2020
But she & her husband the old man @SrBachchan was silent when abuses were hurled at @KanganaTeam . Someone should take crash course on hypocrisy from this family and #BollywoodMafia . Shame ! https://t.co/2do5V0v8EL
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@YogijiRoxx) September 15, 2020
#JayaBachchan What offensive have the people spoken that she is defending the entire bollywood. Your family didnt have the guts to speak on current relevant issues. Tell Sr Amitabh Bachan Ji to speak on kangana ,ssr,bmc demolition rather than posting lame jokes. Vichar kijiye
— M Rege (@mrege92) September 15, 2020
— Simran tiwari 🇮🇳 (@Tiwari79049255) September 15, 2020
The veteran actor, who is married to Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is also upset over comments on social media and the media.
The recent barbs between the film fraternity have sharpened since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s continued vitriolic verbal attacks on her colleagues in the industry.
What do you have to say on this matter? Do you support Kangana Ranaut or Jaya Bachchan?