Samajwadi Party member and actress Jaya Bachchan raised the matter of the ongoing slander and drug allegations levelled by a few against the film industry. Bachchan demanded the government to provide protection and put a ban on the unending bashing being faced by members of Bollywood. Her comments have been welcomed by Bollywoood celebs who applauded the veteran actress for supporting the fraternity. Sharing a video clip of her speech on Twitter, Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu tweeted from her verified account: “For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’s time for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how! yet again a woman from the industry spoke up #Respect.
”Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha tweeted in Hindi from his verified account which translates to: “I send my best regards to Jaya Ji. Those who don’t know, please see this is how the spinal cord looks.”However, Kangana Ranaut who had been at the forefront of drug allegations against Bollywood slammed Bachchan, asking if she would say the same if her son Abhishek were to be found hanging, as a reference to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Ranaut's response further fueled the trolling and hate against Bachchan on social media, which started trending with hashtags like #JayaBachchan, #Jayaji and #gutter, the minute her speech in Parliament surfaced online. Let us have a look at some of the reactions by celebs on Jaya Bachchan's speech.
For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’s time for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how ! 👏🏼 yet again a woman from the industry spoke up 🙏🏼 #Respecthttps://t.co/CVz1cTlCNw— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 15, 2020
#JayaBachchan is right. A false narrative tht a certain malaise infects the entire #FilmIndustry is being created by few to look gud in these times.— Nikhil Dwivedi (@Nikhil_Dwivedi) September 15, 2020
A %of people in any field including politics &journalism indulge in thngs illegal or immoral. Call thm out specifically & not ALL! https://t.co/3obUZkZyTq
I want to be her when I grow up.. https://t.co/gXMBGu1ifA— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 15, 2020
जया जी को सादर प्रणाम भेजता हूँ। जिनको पता नहीं वो देख लें। रीढ़ की हड्डी ऐसी दिखती है। pic.twitter.com/HUbQz8uu9t— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 15, 2020