After Bollywood’s image being questioned by many, multiple actors from the industry stood up to protect B-Town. Even veterans such as Jaya Bachchan and Hema Malini spoke out in defence.
However, actor Ranvir Shorey has another story to tell as he tweeted out against Bollywood’s defending army.
Ranveer Shorey felt the need to tweet his opinion out loud after Jaya Bachchan’s speech on Tuesday which the actress gave in a Parliament session. He feels that ‘muck’ exists in Bollywood and those defending it are gatekeepers.
Shorey tweets, “The ones who come out defending the muck in #Bollywood are either the ‘gatekeepers’ or the ones sucking up to them. If you don’t like someone whistleblowing or using their freedom of expression, you’re free to use your freedom of enabling. Don’t see what the fuss is about.”
Ranvir Shorey had previously dated Pooja Bhatt, the daughter of director Mahesh Bhatt. After his fallout with Pooja, the actor had apparently been ‘professionally and socially isolated’ from Bollywood, a confession which he had made not too long ago.
Talking to Hindustan Times, he said, “I see it as only a handful of people having the power over distribution and media, step-child treatment given to smaller films and talent which they don’t approve of. There is a constant struggle. Whenever a few people hold power which they are not accountable for, there will be this kind of an uneven and unjust playground.“