Actress Kangana Ranaut hit back at Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan after she made remarks against her and BJP MP Ravi Kishan, during Tuesday’s parliament session. Jaya slammed Kangana over her recent comments where she had called the film industry a ‘gutter’ and alleged that 99% of the people in film industry have been exposed to drugs.
Responding to Jaya Bachchan’s comments, Kangana tweeted, “Jaya ji would you say the same thing if in my place it was your daughter Shweta beaten, drugged and molested as a teenage, would you say the same thing if Abhieshek complained about bullying and harassment constantly and found hanging one day? Show compassion for us also.”
During the monsoon session at the parliament, Jaya had stated, “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.”
Replying to a Twitter user who pointed out that the film industry employs not just actors and directors, but also technicians, Kangana wrote,
“Like a famous choreographer once said ‘rape kiya toh kya hua roti to di na (so what if you’re violated, at least you got paid)’ is that what you implying? There are no proper HR departments in production houses where women can complain, no safety or insurances for those who risk their lives every day,no 8 hours shift regulations.”
She also underlined the need to change the mentality that “gareeb ko roti mila toh that’s enough”.
“Gareeb ko roti ke saath samman aur payaar bhi chahiye, I have a full list of reforms I want from centre government for workers and junior artists,some day if I meet honourable Prime Minister I will discuss,” added Kangana.
Taking a veiled dig at Ravi Kishan, Jaya Bachchan said, “Just because there are some people, you can’t tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it. It is a shame.”
Responding to Jaya’s comments, Ravi Kishan said, “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 and I joined, situation was not like this but now we need to protect the industry.”