Jaya Bachchan recently during a session of parliament slammed Kangana Ranaut's comments on the film industry. The former actress and Samajwadi Party member said, "Just because there are some people, you can't tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it. It is a shame."
While the statement caused some uproar on social media, actress Taapsee Pannu showed her support. She took to her Twitter handle and lauded the veteran actress. Sharing a video of her speech in Rajya Sabha, Taapsee wrote, "For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It's time for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how ! Clapping hands sign yet again a woman from the industry spoke up Folded hands #Respect."
Jaya Bachchan Opened Up About Kangana's Comment In Parliament
Jaya Bachchan in the video can be heard saying, "People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. People who made their names in the industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree. I hope that the government tells such people not to use this kind of language."
Netizens Share Sexist Comments On Jaya Bachchan
However, the veteran actress is being trolled on social media by sexist trolls with many calling her a "shameless lady". Another tweet directed at Big B read, "Kindly tell your high-headed wife that this is not a monarchy".
Kangana's Response To Jaya Bachchan's Comment
Responding to Jaya's speech video, Kangana also took to her Twitter handle and wrote, "Jaya ji would you say the same thing if in my place it was your daughter Shweta beaten, drugged and molested as a teenager, would you say the same thing if Abhishek complained about bullying and harassment constantly and found hanging one day? Show compassion for us also."
Jaya Bachchan's comment came after Kangana Ranaut openly spoke about drug abuse in Bollywood and calling it a ‘gutter', claimed that 99 percent of Bollywood consumes drugs.