Shama Sikander on drug scene in Bollywood: You at all times 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 happening for someday. Whereas actor Shama Sikander feels such talks would possibly enhance the ambiance of the leisure business, she provides that the agenda-driven conversations taking place within the identify of excellent is portraying the business in mistaken 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 unfavorable impression on individuals’s thoughts, additionally discouraging expertise who had dreamt of being part of the business. Unhappy individuals 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 1000’s 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 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 business is manufactured from inventive individuals, the actor says, ”I agree some individuals make errors however they’re only a small a part of the business. And these individuals could be turned too. We have to cope with this sensitively. Preventing is sweet however in the proper course would get outcomes.”

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

“You needed to solely watch star youngsters 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 individuals, makers will solely forged 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 subject. “These teams in Bollywood don’t will let you operate when you aren’t part of it. Your auditions tapes don’t attain the proper 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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