Kangana Ranaut is the only actress who had the guts to speak about nepotism in Bollywood. Now, the actress is quite vocal on the rampant use of drugs in the film fraternity.
Recently, she took to Twitter and wrote, “Most popular drug in the film industry is cocaine, it is used in almost all house parties it’s very expensive but in the beginning when you go to the houses of high and mighty it’s given for free, MDMA crystals are mixed in water and at times passed on to you without your knowledge.”
Now, actor Manoj Bajpayee in an interview with India Today disagreed with Kangana’s opinion of everyone in the industry being wrong and needs to be boycotted.
He said, “It’s unfair to generalize. We have all sorts of people in the industry. I don’t know why but I feel that the one who is painting such a picture of everyone in the industry being a drug addict has vested interests. I am not defending the industry. If I say there are good things, there are flaws too and I will keep fighting the wrongs. It’s everywhere.”
He added, “When you compare the entire industry to a drug cartel, people who are watching TV think that I am some drugs ka godaam. They think Kancha Seth is Manoj Bajpayee. Jab iss tarike se baat ho rahi hai, toh lagta hai ki koi vested interest hai. I have been saying these to people that there’s some hidden truth in what’s being projected on TV.”
Honestly speaking, Manoj’s response seems very sensible and balanced.
The actor is recently grabbing the limelight for his Bhojpuri rap song on migrant workers, Bambai Main Ka Ba, which shows the plight of migrant workers who leave the comfort of home behind to move to a bigger city for their livelihood.
Formerly, speaking about his own journey, Manoj told, “I’m a farmer’s son. I grew up in a village in Bihar with five siblings – we went to a hut school. We led a simple life, but whenever we went to the city, we’d go to the theatre. I was a Bachchan fan and wanted to be like him. At 9, I knew acting was my destiny.”