The Hindi film industry is going through a rough phase ever since the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died mysteriously. People of India and around the world are now seeing the Bollywood from the lens of suspicion due to its culture of nepotism, casting couch, and the most talked 'Drugs'.
The Bollywood movies which get released on the OTT platform often face the flak of the people. Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey has clearly stated that the anger will not go unless the probing agency comes up with the answer on how and under what circumstances Sushant Singh Rajput died.
On the other hand, the Maharashtra State Government is leaving no stones unturned to shield the Bollywood from public outrage. The Maharashtra State Government at times had accused the BJP of running an agenda to defame the Bollywood.
Amidst the rising hate against the Bollywood, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh thinks that it is wrong to defame Bollywood just because some of its people do drugs. Deshmukh took to Twitter and wrote, "सिर्फ कुछ लोगों के ड्रग्स लेने की वजह से समस्त बॉलीवुड का नाम खराब करना गलत है। जो भी ड्रग्स मामले में सम्मलित हैं उन पर कार्रवाई भी हो रही है। लेकिन बॉलीवुड ने दुनियां भर में देश का नाम रोशन किया है और महाराष्ट्र के साथ पूरा देश उनके साथ है।(It is wrong to defame entire Bollywood simply because some people take drugs. Action is also being taken on people involved in the drugs case. But Bollywood has brought laurels to the nation around the world and the whole country is with them along with Maharashtra.)
Recently, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has also broken silence on the ingoing row of Bollywood. "Bollywood enjoys a following and popularity across the globe. In many respects, it's even at par with Hollywood. The film industry also generates huge employment for lakhs of people," said Thackeray.
However, without naming anyone, the Chief Minister rued how in the past few weeks, some attempts are being made to tarnish the image of the film industry from certain quarters which is "painful".