Veteran actor and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan’s comments that the film industry need the government’s support as it was being vilified amid investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and the associated drug angle has been applauded by many in the industry.
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha lauded the Samajwadi Party MP for “showing a spine“ and also took a dig at BJP MP Ravi Kishan for ignoring the reality of Bhojpuri cinema even as he spoke about the Hindi film industry in Parliament. Anubhav shared Jaya’s speech in the Lok Sabha and wrote, “Jayaji ko sadar pranam karta hoon. Jinko pata nahi wo dekh lein, Reedh ki haddi aise dikhti hai (I pay my respect to Jayaji. Those who do not know must watch this. This is what a spine looks like).”
Speaking about an alleged ‘conspiracy to defame Bollywood, Jaya had said, “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 the government tells such people not to use this kind of language.” Kangana Ranaut had recently called the film industry a ‘gutter’, alleging that 99% of the people who work in it have been exposed to drugs.
On Monday, Ravi had said, “A conspiracy is being hatched to destroy the country’s youth and our neighbouring countries are adding to it. The smuggling of drugs from Pakistan and China is being carried out every year. It is being brought via Punjab and Nepal. Drug addiction is in the film industry too. Several people have been apprehended. The NCB has been doing very good work. I urge the central government to take strict action against the culprits soon. Give them a befitting punishment and bring an end to this conspiracy by neighbouring countries.”
Anubhav also reacted to Ravi’s statements and wrote, “Bada aabhaari hu Ravi Kishan ka ki sansad me Bollywood aur nashe pe baat ki. Thodi baat Bhojpuri film industry ki bhi karein, pichle 30 saal se is bhasha aur us kala ke seene par nanga naach karke ek puri peedhi me ashleelta ja zeher ghola gaya hai. Us par bhi baat honi chahiye, zimmedar hain wo (I am grateful to Ravi Kishan that Bollywood and drug usage was discussed in the Parliament. There should also be discussion on the Bhojpuri industry – the language and art has been misused to feed the poison of vulgarity to an entire generation for past 30 years. That should also be discussed, he is responsible).”
“Mai janta nahi hu jyada gaane zara Ravi bhai ko tag karke Bhojpuri ke gande gaano se avgat karayein. Unki zimmedari hai, wo Bhojpuri cinema ke karan ghi aaj sansad me virajmaan hain. Wo awaaz uthange (I do not know much but please tag Ravi bhai and make him aware about dirty Bhojpuri songs. It is his responsibility as he is in the Parliament because of Bhojpuri cinema. He will certainly raise his voice for the right cause),” Anubhav wrote.
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ANI quoted Ravi as responding to Jaya’s statements as, “I expected Jaya ji to support what I said. Not everyone in the industry consumes drugs but those who do are part of a plan to finish the world’s largest film industry. When Jaya ji & I joined, situation was not like this but now we need to protect the industry.”
Kangana’s statements came amid the ongoing probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death that is currently being investigated by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). NCB has already arrested a few people, including Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
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Helping hand! Rs 21 lakh raised for actor Bhupesh Kumar Pandya’s medical treatment so far
Character actor Bhupesh Kumar Pandya, best remembered in the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Vicky Donor (2012), has been diagnosed with lung cancer. He is undergoing treatment in Ahmedabad and is in need of funds.
Colleagues Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao and Rajesh Tailang have extended help to his family. They are also seeking support from industry folk.
Our dear friend, a fantastic actor Bhupesh Kumar Pandya is fighting a hard battle with Cancer. He needs our support urgently. Please click this and do your bit. Thanks!https://t.co/DhAwb376qo
— Rajesh Tailang (@rajeshtailang)
September 19, 2020
The website, Ketto.org, had this to write about the actor and his treatment- “He is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-India. The family has done all it can to collect the total amount required for the treatment but Rs.2,500,000 or $33,964.84 and more is required to pay for all the medical expenses.” It added, “Bhupesh is a talented actor and teacher, a national scholar from the prestigious National School of Drama, New Delhi and has worked in many movies, plays, and TV serials.”
So far, (date: September 22, 2020) Rs. 2,100,000 has been raised for the actor. Over 400 supporters have contributed for Bhupesh’a medical treatment.
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Bigg Boss 14: Pictures Of Naagin Diva Jasmin Bhasin And South Indian Actress Nikki Tamboli Gearing Up For Premiere Has Hit The Internet
14th season of the controversial TV reality show Bigg Boss is just a few days away from its premiere, scheduled to be aired from October 3, 2020. After the makers built the excitement around the show, they dropped a BTS video of Salman Khan shooting for promo on their Twitter account, Now the Real Khabri has dropped pictures of the contestants getting all decked up for the premiere night shoot. The Twitter account has got its hands on pictures of 2 contestants set to enter the Bigg Boss house this year.
Pictures shared by The Real Khabri has Naagin diva Jasmin Bhasin getting her makeup done for the premiere night shoot from a makeup artist all covered from head to toe in a PPE suit. Followed by South Indian actress Nikki Tamboli who is seen dropping a mirror selfie, as she gets all geared for the opening night. And lastly, dance director for the premiere night choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan probably posing in his vanity covering his mouth with a handkerchief.
Have a look at the Tweets below-
All Contestants of BB14 Will be under Quarantine from Now onwards Till GrandPriemere Shoot of BB14
— The Khabri (@TheRealKhabri) September 22, 2020
Image Source: Instagram/jasminbhasin2806/nikki_tamboli
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