After Jaya's speech in Rajya Sabha, Bachchans to get additional security

After Jaya's speech in Rajya Sabha, Bachchans to get additional security

The Maharashtra government has said additional security will be provided to the Bachchan family, a day after Jaya Bachchan spoke against the ‘vilification of Bollywood’ by those from the film industry.

The Mumbai Police will be providing extra security at Jalsa, the residence of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in Juhu.

Mumbai’s Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh told on Wednesday, “Mumbai Police will provide additional security to the Bachchan family in the wake of trolling and harassment they faced after Jaya Bachchan’s Rajya Sabha statement."

The minister added that the cyber cells will also investigate social media posts targeting the Bachchans.

The security comes in wake of trolling of MP Jaya Bachchan on social media. Jaya Bachchan had on Tuesday argued for government support to the entertainment industry and slammed those tarnishing its image.

Indirectly hitting out at actor and BJP MP Ravi Kishen over their comments on drugs in Bollywood, Jaya Bachchan, a Samajwadi Party member, said in Rajya Sabha: "Just because of a few people, you cannot tarnish the whole industry... Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain."

Bachchan’s speech, in which she used the Hindi proverb to say those defaming the industry were biting the hands that fed them, earned her fulsome praise from many of her colleagues in Bollywood that has been under a cloud since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.