“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! Yet again a woman from the industry spoke up #Respect,” tweeted Taapsee.
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha also hailed Bachchan’s statement and said that this is what “spine” looks like. He tweeted in Hindi, “जया जी को सादर प्रणाम भेजता हूँ। जिनको पता नहीं वो देख लें। रीढ़ की हड्डी ऐसी दिखती है।” (“I send my greetings to Jaya Ji. Those who don’t know can see that this is what the spine looks like.”)
The Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had given a zero hour notice in the Upper House over an alleged conspiracy to defame the film industry.
She stated, “Entertainment industry provides 5 lakh employment every day and indirectly provides livelihood to five million people. At a time when the situation is depressing and employment is at its worst level, in order to divert people`s attention, we are being flogged by social media,” she said, adding that all this was because the government was not coming out in support of the industry.
The Kal Ho Naa Ho actor further said, “The people who made their names in the industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree. I really dissociate myself and I hope that the government tells these people who have made their earning and name and fame in the industry to stop using such language.”