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 environment of the leisure trade, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations occurring within the identify of fine is portraying the trade in incorrect mild.

“Some persons 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 affect on folks’s thoughts, additionally discouraging expertise who had dreamt of being part of the trade. Unhappy folks 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 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 surprise 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 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 folks, the actor says, ”I agree some folks make errors however they’re only a small a part of the trade. And these folks will be turned too. We have to take care of this sensitively. Preventing is sweet however in the fitting route would get outcomes.”

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

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

Sikander says greater than nepotism, it’s groupism that’s the larger situation. “These teams in Bollywood don’t will let you perform should you aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the fitting 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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