Bachchans get security from Mumbai Police after Jaya Bachchan gave fiery speech in Parliament
Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his actress-politician wife Jaya Bachchan got an additional security from Mumbai Police outside their home after the Samajwadi Party (SP) MP gave a fiery speech on an alleged attempt to tarnish the image of Hindi film industry a day ago in Parliament.
Mumbai Police have provided an additional security to Bachchan's bungalow in Juhu here.
The security has been provided as a precautionary measure after Jaya Bachchan was trolled on social media over her speech.
Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ravi Kishan, who on the opening day of Parliament's monsoon session said "drug addiction is in the film industry too", Jaya Bachchan said in Rajya Sabha, "The government must stand by the entertainment industry because the entertainment industry always comes forward to help the government in whatever good work it takes up.
"They come and speak for them and support the government. If there is a national calamity, the film industry comes forward, they give money, services. I think it is very important the government must support the film industry and not kill it because there are few people, one cannot tarnish the image of the entire industry."
"I was ashamed yesterday that one of the members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry itself, spoke ill of the industry. Jis thali mein khate hain usi me chched karte hain (Bite the hand that feeds you)," she added.
While support grew for Jaya Bachchan on social media, #JayaBachchanShamelessLady too is trending on micro-blogging site Twitter.