New Delhi: Actress turned Politician Jaya Prada on Wednesday supported BJP Lok Sabha MP Ravi Kishan over his statements about drug use in Bollywood and claimed Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan was politicising the issue.
She said, “I support Ravi Kishan’s statement as a matter of protecting the youth from drugs is important to me. We need to raise our voice against the use of drugs and must save our youth. I respect Jayaji’s sentiment in this regard but this is not a topic that should be politicised. She did not have the right to make such statements,” told ANI.
I have made big from small due to this industry. We are proud of the senior artist for their work. Many drug peddlers have also been arrested after Riya Chakraborty’s statement. She said that she will not accept it, this is the insult of the industry. I want to say that maybe she is taking it personally. It seems to me that this is the effect of the party she is associated with in politics, added Jaya.
She further said, “She should be speaking about saving the youth so that another case like Sushant’s does not take place. He has left us and the whole country wants justice for him.”
Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday gave a zero hour notice in the Upper House said it is an alleged conspiracy to defame the film industry.
Without directly naming Ravi Kishan, Jaya Bachchan had stated that she was “ashamed that yesterday one of our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it.”
Several personalities from the Bollywood film industry including Shabana Azmi, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, Genelia Deshmukh, Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, and others have supported Jaya Bachchan’s statement.