Shama Sikander on drug scene in Bollywood: You at all times 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 taking place within the title of fine is portraying the trade in mistaken 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 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 unhealthy a spot,” she says.

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who has been vocal about these present biases, has 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 1000’s of individuals.

Reacting to those talks round drug mafia, Sikander says, “I don’t assume your complete trade is into medication. I’ve been to events the place there have been no medication in any respect and likewise 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 trade is product of 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 might be turned too. We have to take care of this sensitively. Preventing is nice however in the precise path would get outcomes.”

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

“You needed 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 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 sort of 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 difficulty. “These teams in Bollywood don’t will let you perform if you happen to aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the precise 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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