Author and lyricist Javed Akhtar has defended the movie trade, which has been caught in controversy after the Narcotics Management Bureau opened an investigation into its alleged connections to medicine commerce and consumption. Javed additionally spoke about his current tweet about Karan Johar’s events, and mentioned that he wished the eye of the media to be diverted to issues of significance.
In an interview, he mentioned that he isn’t an skilled on agriculture and economic system, and that sure information channels may present folks like him with data, as an alternative of focussing on Bollywood. “I’m not an skilled on agriculture or economic system. Sure channels can educate folks like me who don’t perceive this stuff however they didn’t maintain up their duty,” he told journalist Barkha Dutt.
Javed on September 25 had tweeted, “If Karan johar had invited some farmers too for his celebration life would have been simpler for our TV channels.They’d not have had to decide on between farmers protest and Karan’s celebration!. it appears that evidently Karan’s do is the second most favorite PARTY of our channels.” Final week, greater than 200 farmers’ teams throughout the nation blocked roads and organised rallies in protest towards three controversial farm payments handed within the monsoon session of the Parliament.
Requested concerning the ongoing NCB investigation into the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, he mentioned, “I’ve by no means used any drug in my life. Though I used to be not a really disciplined younger man and I used to drink rather a lot. I don’t consider in these experiences however have a look at their well being, their physique, their bodily health. These girls and boys, in contrast to the celebs of yesteryear who weren’t obsessed by their bodily health, which this technology is. The truth is, they spend two to 3 hours within the fitness center. Do they appear like drug addicts? They’re extraordinarily skilled and accountable folks. At the moment, the movie trade is way more disciplined and accountable than it ever was.”
The NCB has to date questioned actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Shraddha Kapoor, after their names got here up through the company’s investigation of actor Rhea Chakraborty.
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