Shama Sikander on drug scene in Bollywood: You all the time have a selection; 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 would possibly enhance the environment of the leisure business, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations occurring within the title of excellent is portraying the business in flawed gentle.

“Some persons are sadly not acutely 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 unfavorable 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 just lately alleged that 99% of Bollywood is into medication resulting in many surprise 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 your entire business is into medication. I’ve been to events the place there have been no medication in any respect and in addition to some events the place there have been medication. 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 product of 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 may be turned too. We have to take care of this sensitively. Preventing is nice however in the precise route would get outcomes.”

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

“You wished 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 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 challenge. “These teams in Bollywood don’t help you perform when you aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the precise place and producers too need 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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