Bollywood famous person Akshay Kumar on Saturday despatched out a heartfelt attraction to followers in addition to the media to not paint each movie persona with the identical brush, addressing the controversy and protection surrounding actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying and allegations of widespread drug abuse within the movie business.
In an almost four-minute-long video, the 53-year-old actor mentioned that the issue of drug abuse exists in Bollywood, like some other business, however one should not assume that each particular person within the occupation is a part of the issue.
“Right now, I am speaking to you with a heavy coronary heart. I wish to say so many issues previously few weeks however there’s a lot negativity in every single place,” he mentioned.
“We could also be known as stars, however Bollywood has been created due to your love. We aren’t simply an business, however by means of our movies now we have showcased Indian values and tradition all through the world,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
The actor added that cinema has at all times been a mirrored image of the society, elevating related points like “corruption, poverty or unemployment”, and can proceed to take action.
The Narcotic Management Bureau (NCB) is probing allegations of widespread drug abuse in Bollywood and has to this point arrested Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and a few suspected drug sellers for allegedly facilitating the actor’s drug behavior.
The central company has additionally questioned Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan as part of the investigation in a separate case.
Influential Bollywood names have confronted the wrath of many on social media and varied different platforms for being a adverse affect.
Akshay Kumar mentioned the occasions following the dying of Sushant Singh in June have pushed everybody within the movie business to “introspect”.
The actor mentioned he could not deny that there are some within the business who could also be concerned in unlawful issues, however most individuals will cooperate with the investigation.
“I will be a liar if I say that this drawback doesn’t exist in our business. It exists, similar to each business. However each particular person in each occupation just isn’t concerned in such issues. That is unimaginable,” he mentioned.
“Medication is a authorized matter and I am completely assured that our regulation enforcement authorities and courts will conduct a good investigation into this difficulty. I do know this for a truth that each particular person from the movie business will cooperate with them on this investigation. It’s my request, do not take a look at the entire business with similar lens. This isn’t proper,” he mentioned.
The actor requested the media to not take pleasure in insensitive and irresponsible protection as, he mentioned, even a single “adverse difficulty” can harm an artiste’s hard-earned repute.
“I wish to request the media that they proceed doing their jobs and elevating their voices however with sensitivity. One piece of adverse difficulty can harm an individual’s repute that they constructed over time after a whole lot of onerous work,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)