Mumbai Police provided security outside the home of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in Mumbai as a precaution, a day after Ms Bachchan spoke emphatically in parliament over what she described as attempts defamation of the film industry with drug addiction allegations related to Sushant Singh. Investigation into the death of Rajput.
Mumbai Police provided additional security outside Jalsa, the Bachchan’s iconic bungalow in Juhu. The bond was given as a precautionary measure after Ms Bachchan was trolled on social media after her speech.
Hitting actor and BJP MP Ravi Kishen for his comments on drugs in Bollywood, Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday: “Just because of a few people, you can’t tarnish the whole thing. industry … Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain,” she says.
Even as Ms. Bachchan, 72, received huge support from several Bollywood neighborhoods after her fiery speech, a large chunk of social media users criticized her statements, with hashtags such as #ShameOnJayaBachchan trending on Twitter.
Today, Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena spoke out in favor of Jaya Bachchan for the position she took in parliament. Hitting Ravi Kishan’s allegations, the Sena said in an op-ed in his party spokesperson ”Saamana“Those who make such claims are hypocrites and their statements feel the double standard.”
“A doping test should be carried out on those who claim that all artists and technicians in the film industry are under the influence of drugs,” the party said.