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 occurring for someday. Whereas actor Shama Sikander feels such talks may enhance the environment of the leisure business, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations taking place within the identify of excellent is portraying the business in flawed gentle.

“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 destructive impression on individuals’s thoughts, additionally discouraging expertise who had dreamt of being part of the business. Unhappy individuals 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 dangerous a spot,” she says.

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who has been vocal about these current biases, has just lately 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 entire business is into medicine. I’ve been to events the place there have been no medicine in any respect and in addition 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 made from inventive individuals, the actor says, ”I agree some individuals make errors however they’re only a small a part of the business. And these individuals might be turned too. We have to cope with this sensitively. Preventing is nice however in the suitable path would get outcomes.”

Sikandar additional factors that viewers have to now make issues transfer in the suitable path as energy is of their fingers.

“You needed to solely watch star children and now you’re saying ‘Oh nepotism is destroying the business’. Together with being an artwork kind, filmmaking can be a enterprise. If you wish to watch sure individuals, 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 nearly over. So, if you need outsiders to flourish, watch their work,” she argues.

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

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