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Javed Akhtar says stars today are obsessed with health: ‘Do they look like drug addicts?’

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Writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar has defended the movie business, which has been caught in controversy after the Narcotics Control Bureau opened an investigation into its alleged connections to medicine commerce and consumption. Javed additionally spoke about his current tweet about Karan Johar’s events, and stated that he wished the eye of the media to be diverted to issues of significance.

In an interview, he stated that he isn’t an knowledgeable on agriculture and financial system, and that sure information channels might present folks like him with info, as a substitute of focussing on Bollywood. “I’m not an expert on agriculture or economy. Certain channels can educate people like me who don’t understand these things but they did not hold up their responsibility,” he told journalist Barkha Dutt.

 

Javed on September 25 had tweeted, “If Karan johar had invited some farmers too for his party life would have been easier for our TV channels.They would not have had to choose between farmers protest and Karan’s party!. it seems that Karan’s do is the second most favourite PARTY of our channels.” Last week, greater than 200 farmers’ teams throughout the nation blocked roads and organised rallies in protest in opposition to three controversial farm payments handed within the monsoon session of the Parliament.

Also learn: Javed Akhtar takes a dig at news channels for ignoring farmers’ protests: ‘If Karan Johar had invited some farmers to his party…’

Asked in regards to the ongoing NCB investigation into the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, he stated, “I have never used any drug in my life. Although I was not a very disciplined young man and I used to drink a lot. I don’t believe in those reports but look at their health, their physique, their physical fitness. These boys and girls, unlike the stars of yesteryear who were not obsessed by their physical fitness, which this generation is. In fact, they spend two to three hours in the gym. Do they look like drug addicts? They are extremely professional and responsible people. Today, the film industry is much more disciplined and responsible than it ever was.”

The NCB has to date questioned actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Shraddha Kapoor, after their names got here up in the course of the company’s investigation of actor Rhea Chakraborty.

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