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    Shiv Sena backs Jaya Bachchan for standing up for Bollywood

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    Bachchan on Tuesday criticised those tarnishing the image of the film industry. Her remarks came a day after BJP's Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan said there was a problem of drug addiction in the film industry.

    Shiv Sena mouthpiece endorses Jaya Bachchan for standing up for Bollywood
    MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday came out in support of Rajya Sabha MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan for slamming those who claimed there was a problem of drug addiction in the film industry.

    "Those who make such claims are hypocrites and their statements smack of double standards," the Shiv Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

    Bachchan on Tuesday criticised those tarnishing the image of the film industry. Her remarks came a day after BJP's Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan said there was a problem of drug addiction in the film industry.

    Supporting Bachchan's stand, the Marathi daily said, "A doping test should be conducted on those who claim that all artists and technicians in the film industry are under the influence of drugs."

    The Shiv Sena said the foundation of the Indian film industry was laid by Dadasaheb Phalke, a Maharashtrian. The industry made a start withsilent movies like 'Raja Harishchandra' and reached the present pinnacle of successdue to the hard work of lakhs of people.

    It also said actors like Sunil Dutt and his colleagues would tour the borders to entertain soldiers, Manoj Kumar always produced patriotic films while Raj Kapoor's films catered to social issues.

    "Several artistes raised their voice against the Emergency for which they had to pay a heavy price," it said.

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    9 Comments on this Story

    Sanjeevi 5 days ago
    She is saying all this to show that Bollywood supports Sena and Sena would reciprocate that. As a responsible parents or grand parent and a responsible politician she should not be supporting bollywood on nepotism and doping. Money and Fame talk. Honesty is on the sidelines.
    Gabby Jd6 days ago
    Our great smugglers and Drug Traffickers-Hawala Kings like Dawood- ( a wanted criminal) and Haji Mustan -once an unquestionable Under world in Bombay ---so and so were the real Godfather Investors and decision making mafia in Bolly wood film industry and SS and Bachan should not teach the lessons about Bollywood morality to Indian Public.
    Kush Modi6 days ago
    if shiv sena are really concerned then instead of supporting Bollywood they would have investigated about drugs.. because they themselves are involved in this racket..
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