Shama Sikander on drug scene in Bollywood: You at all times 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 ambiance of the leisure trade, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations taking place within the identify of excellent is portraying the trade 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 damaging 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 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 assume the complete trade 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 trade is manufactured from artistic individuals, the actor says, ”I agree some individuals make errors however they’re only a small a part of the trade. And these individuals might be turned too. We have to cope with this sensitively. Combating is sweet however in the correct course would get outcomes.”

Sikandar additional factors that viewers have to now make issues transfer in the correct course as energy is of their palms.

“You needed to solely watch star children and now you’re saying ‘Oh nepotism is destroying the trade’. Together with being an artwork kind, filmmaking can also be a enterprise. If you wish to watch sure individuals, 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, in order for you 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 assist you to operate should you aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the correct 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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