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Hansal Mehta defends B’wood, says ‘This is an industry of artistes not debauches’

Hansal Mehta’s series of tweets come hours after senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani raised a question on Monday afternoon regarding whether Kangana’s allegations, which she also repeated in a television interview on Saturday, were true.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has opened up in defense of Bollywood in a series of tweets. Although he calls it an untargetted ramble, Mehta seems to be responding to actress Kangana Ranaut, who recently tweeted allegations about rampant drug use in Bollywood parties. Kangana had mentioned how cocaine and MDMA crystals are widely consumed in film and house parties. The actress had also alleged that she was exposed to the sinister world of drugs, debauchery and mafia after becoming successful. Also Read – Rajkummar Rao’s ladylove Patralekhaa sends him a birthday wish with Saath Nibhana Saathiya’s #RasodeMainKaunTha twist

Without mentioning Kangana or her tweets, Mehta, who directed the actress in the 2017 film “Simran”, tweeted a series of comments from his verified account on Monday, saying that although the Hindi film industry has its rotten apples, it is unfair to generalise all artistes as debauches. Also Read – Thappad director Anubhav Sinha resigns from Bollywood, Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta join him — view tweets

His tweets read: “I’ve spent nearly 23 years making movies in Bombay. Not every party has been scintillating but some I’ve attended have been usually fun, full of camaraderie, bonding with colleagues and mostly great conversations over booze, cigarettes and some great, great food.” Also Read – Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road director Rajat Mukherjee passes away; Manoj Bajpayee, Hansal Mehta and other celebs mourn his demise

“Just like Bollywood is a generic term that I disown I think any generalisation about the film industry being mostly about drugs, sex and scandals is unfair. Also the industry being unfair and mean is also a most unfair generalisation. This is an industry of artists not debauches.”

“Like any industry there are rotten apples, there are mean people, there are bad experiences. But these pale in comparison to the kind of friendships, acceptance and love I have found through all these years. I’m an outsider but I’ve never let myself feel left out.”

“I think ultimately it’s about you — do you choose positivity over negativity? Do you choose satisfaction over success? Do you choose optimism over pessimism? Do you choose love over bitterness? Do you choose joy over…


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