Bollywood celebrity Akshay Kumar on Saturday despatched out a heartfelt attraction to followers in addition to the media to not paint each movie character with the identical brush, addressing the controversy and protection surrounding actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life 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 another business, however one should not assume that each individual within the career is a part of the issue.
“At the moment, I am speaking to you with a heavy coronary heart. I wish to say so many issues up to now few weeks however there may be 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’re not simply an business, however by means of our movies we have now 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 unfavorable affect.
Akshay Kumar mentioned the occasions following the loss of life 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, identical to each business. However each individual in each career will not be concerned in such issues. That is unimaginable,” he mentioned.
“Medicine is a authorized matter and I am completely assured that our regulation enforcement authorities and courts will conduct a good investigation into this problem. I do know this for a reality that each individual 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 identical lens. This isn’t proper,” he mentioned.
The actor requested the media to not bask in insensitive and irresponsible protection as, he mentioned, even a single “unfavorable problem” can harm an artiste’s hard-earned status.
“I wish to request the media that they proceed doing their jobs and elevating their voices however with sensitivity. One piece of unfavorable problem can harm an individual’s status that they constructed over time after numerous laborious work,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)