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

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 ambiance of the leisure trade, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations occurring within the identify of fine is portraying the trade in improper 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 unfavourable influence on individuals’s thoughts, additionally discouraging expertise who had dreamt of being part of the trade. Unhappy individuals aren’t understanding how they’re being manipulated, brainwashed into believing sure issues. This trade 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 present biases, has 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 hundreds of individuals.

Reacting to those talks round drug mafia, Sikander says, “I don’t assume the complete trade 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 trade is fabricated from inventive individuals, the actor says, ”I agree some individuals make errors however they’re only a small a part of the trade. And these individuals may be turned too. We have to cope with this sensitively. Preventing is nice however in the correct course would get outcomes.”

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

“You needed to solely watch star youngsters and now you’re saying ‘Oh nepotism is destroying the trade’. Together with being an artwork type, 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 sort of over. So, in order for you outsiders to flourish, watch their work,” she argues.

Sikander says greater than nepotism, it’s groupism that’s the larger concern. “These teams in Bollywood don’t mean you can operate in the event you aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the correct place and producers too need 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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