Amid the furious controversy over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the ensuing blame game, Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday raised the issue of the continuous effort to defame the film industry in the Rajya Sabha. Bachchan demanded the government to provide guard and put a ban on the 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 film industry pays many people in different areas and some are the highest individual tax payers. The veteran actress, who is married to Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is also distressed over comments on social media and the media.

The recent barbs between the film fraternity has honed since the death of Rajput on June 14, and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s continued spiteful verbal attacks on her colleagues in the industry.

The case of drug abuse is an alarming topic now. What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Jaya Bachchan that some people have tried to defame the film industry?


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