Shiv Sena, in its party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, has now supported actor-turned-Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan’s statements on the Bollywood film industry and the alleged drug nexus and praises her speaking out freely on the issue. The Saamana editorial also goes on to proclaim that the entire film industry is not “tarnished” as the case concerns lone actors and actresses and does not concern Bollywood as a whole.
The editorial also presumably targets actors Ravi Kishan and Kangana Ranaut, without naming them, by mentioning that there are “some people” who are making “disgusting, unruly statements” about the film industry.
Notably, the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and the subsequent ‘drug angle’ has left Bollywood divided into two. Now it has also reached the doors of Parliament. Yesterday (i.e. on Tuesday, September 16), actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan, during the Zero Hour at the Rajya Sabha in a veiled manner, criticised BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan for stating that “drug addiction is in the film industry.”
“Just because of a few people, you cannot tarnish the whole industry… I was really embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one of our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry, spoke against the film industry. They bite the hands that feed them,” Bachchan had stated.