Finally, a Bollywood artiste acknowledges drug menace in the industry and calls for a clean up act
By Mayur Lookhar
Bollywood has copped criticism for largely remaining silent over the drug trail in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Trolls labelled Bollywood as pudiya Bollywood [high on drugs industry]. While their silence was questionable, but what riled people more was the contentious comments by a few showing empathy for main accused Rhea Chakraborty. However, at last, a noted artiste has had the courage to admit the drug menace in the film industry and called for a clean up act.
90s actress Raveena Tandon didn’t hesitate in speaking about the drug menace and want it to be eradicated not just from the film industry but society at large.
“Drugs ruins entire generations. Time to unearth/uproot this from the base.Lets not stop at Bollywood,sandalwood or all collective woods.Get after it with a vengeance.get it out from colleges,parties,politics hotels,http://everywhere.It took #SSRDeathCase for authorities wakeup,” tweeted Tandon,.
Tandon’s comments are welcome but it’s a stark different to some to that of few artistes who have rather hit out at the few perceived biased media houses. Earlier it was the Producers’ Guild, but today CINTAA [Cine & Television Artistes Association] put out a statement condemning the coverage by news media in relation to the Sushant Singh Rajput case and the alleged ill treatment of Rhea Chakraborty. CINTAA urged upon the news media to introspect its reportage. While there is no denying that some media houses need self introspection, but since news media doesn’t fall under the ambit of CINTAA or any film body, the statement by CINTAA can be best described as bizarre. Civil society though would welcome the comments by Raveena Tandon.