Shama Sikander on drug scene in Bollywood: You all the time have a alternative; nobody forces you to do one thing… – Hindustan Instances

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s unlucky demise has opened a can of worms and discussions round psychological well being, nepotism and favouritism in Bollywood have been happening for someday. Whereas actor Shama Sikander feels such talks would possibly enhance the environment of the leisure business, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations taking place within the identify of fine is portraying the business in mistaken mild.

“Some individuals are sadly not aware about what they’re saying, there are others who’re going overboard to fulfill their private agenda. Issues are getting murkier, spoiling authenticity of the entire dialog. It’s making a damaging influence on folks’s thoughts, additionally discouraging expertise who had dreamt of being part of the business. Unhappy folks aren’t understanding how they’re being manipulated, brainwashed into believing sure issues. This business gave employment, entertain us, gave us nice artistes. This isn’t that unhealthy a spot,” she says.

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who has been vocal about these present biases, has not too long ago alleged that 99% of Bollywood is into medicine resulting in many marvel who did she imply by the bulk as a result of Bollywood consists of 1000’s of individuals.

Reacting to those talks round drug mafia, Sikander says, “I don’t suppose your complete business is into medicine. I’ve been to events the place there have been no medicine in any respect and likewise to some events the place there have been medicine. It’s as much as you as to what you select for your self. Nobody forces you to do one thing at gun level or places something into your mouth.”

Including that the business is fabricated from artistic folks, the actor says, ”I agree some folks make errors however they’re only a small a part of the business. And these folks might be turned too. We have to cope with this sensitively. Preventing is nice however in the appropriate path would get outcomes.”

Sikandar additional factors that viewers must now make issues transfer in the appropriate path as energy is of their fingers.

“You wished to solely watch star youngsters and now you’re saying ‘Oh nepotism is destroying the business’. Together with being an artwork kind, filmmaking can also be a enterprise. If you wish to watch sure folks, makers will solely solid them proper? If makers nonetheless take the possibility with an outsider, and if the movie fails then this actor’s profession is sort of over. So, if you’d like outsiders to flourish, watch their work,” she argues.

Sikander says greater than nepotism, it’s groupism that’s the larger difficulty. “These teams in Bollywood don’t let you perform for those who aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the appropriate place and producers too wish to keep shut to those highly effective teams. So folks like us have to attend for years to get good work,”concludes the actor.

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