Kangana Ranaut should do the entire film industry a huge favour and reveal the “big names” of those she said she knows are part of the Bollywood drug mafia, said actor Urmila Matondkar on Wednesday. She said ever since Kangana Ranaut made these claims, the entire country is waiting for those names.
“Where are the names? I would like Kangana to actually come forward and do us all a huge favour by giving out those name and call out those people. Let’s have it all out. I will be the first one to say thumbs up to you girl,” Urmila Matondkar said.
She was speaking to India Today TV’s Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai for an exclusive interview on the allegations that Kangana Ranaut has levelled against the film industry.
Urmila said Kangana should come out of all these things “once and for all, instead of going on and on and on”, adding that her comments now risk sounding like “constant raring and ranting”.
“You have to decide do you want to constantly play the victim card non-stopsay main toh victim hun, victim hun, victim hun,” Urmila said.
On Kangana Ranaut’s allegations of rampant drug abuse in the film industry, Urmila Matondkar said the drug scene in India in general is very big and unfortunately, they are apparently available very easily in the country. “But to claim that the entire film industry is all about drug mafia is not just an overstatement, but I don’t even know what to call it.”
Urmila said last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the film industry to spread and take forward the message of Mahatma Gandhi. “Do you think the honourable Prime Minister would have sought the support of such an industry that has drug addicts in it?” she asked.
Speaking about Kangana Ranaut’s comments on Mumbai and her comparing it with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Urmila Matondkar said, “Everything that you have got today — the name, the fame and the money — is all thanks to Mumbai and the film industry. Why is it that you have not spoken about these things in the last so many years and are speaking about all this only in the last few months? The timing seems funny. Everything seems going a bit berserk,” she said.
Urmila said while she considers Kangana Ranaut to be a “lovely actor” who has made a mark for herself and has done some beautiful work, one wonders “how come you have problems with everybody in an industry where you have worked for over 10 years?”
She said nepotism was prevalent in the film industry even in 1991 when she made her debut. “We all have gone through our struggles. I myself come from an extremely middle class Maharashtran background. I have suffered nepotism. I also fought these battlesand I also overcame them.”
Urmila said she does not deny that there could be some people in the film industry who might be taking drugs but said that is true is true for any other sector.
“Those people must be called out and acted against. I feel there are extremely hard working people in the film industry. When you are talking about the film industry, let’s understand loud and clear that it is not just the few stars you are talking about. You are attacking an industry where there are lakh of people earning their bread and butter, making name for themselves.”
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Source – India Today