The Mumbai Police on Wednesday beefed up the security outside Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's Juhu residence, Jalsa, as a precautionary measure.The decision by Mumbai police came a day after, Jaya Bachchan expressed her disregard of what she called the vilification of the Bollywood industry with allegations of the drug case related to the sensational death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.The latest development came in the backdrop of Jaya Bachchan's speech in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. In a veiled attack on BJP MP Ravi Kishan over his comments on drug use in Bollywood, the Samajwadi Party leader said, "Just because there are some people, you cannot tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it, It is a shame" she said.
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
Taking into account the fact that the bungalows are very well known, and perceiving threats to the location and the family, a decision was taken to heighten security in the area. Jaya Bachchan during the zero hour in Rajya Sabha, also said that ‘people working in the entertainment industry are "flogged" by social media’."People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. People who made their name 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," she said. Several celebrities including Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anubhav Sinha backed the veteran actor's speech on social media. According to a report on Times Now, the government has heightened security around the two bungalows of that houses Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya.