The Producers Guild of India has released a statement in the context of the relentless attacks against the film industry. After Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, several issues in Bollywood such as nepotism, outsider-insider debate, bullying and power play, among many others, have come to the fore. Recently, Kangana Ranaut also alleged that about 99 % of Bollywood’s A-listers indulge in drugs. After all this, the Producers Guild of India has slammed the attacks, and celebs such as Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Genelia D’Souza, Vir Das, Rakul Preet Singh and others have supported it.
The letter reads, “The last few months have seen relentless attacks on the reputation of the Indian film industry across all media. The tragic death of a promising young star has been used by some as a tool to defame and slander the film industry and its members. A picture has been painted of the industry as a terrible place for outsiders to aspire to; a place that treats those who dare to enter it with contempt and derision, a murky den of substance abuse and criminality. This narrative is salacious enough for the media to exploit to great effect in order to boost its ratings, readership and page views.But it is not the truth.” The letter further goes on to explain that the film industry has its imperfection but painting the entire industry with the same brush is a gross misinterpretation of reality.
Sharing the statement, Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “#insolidarity,” while Farhan Akhtar wrote, “Word.” Genelia D’Souza, Rakul Preet Singh, Vir Das, Ritesh Sidhwani, Sujoy Ghosh also showed their support. Check out their tweets below:
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Image Source: Instagram/Abhishek Bachchan/Genelia D'Souza/Farhan Akhtar
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