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Akshay Kumar posted a video on his social media handles where he broke his silence on Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death and the investigation that has been going on for the drug nexus in Bollywood. In the video, Akshay said that the problem of drug abuse exists in Bollywood, like any other industry, but he requested everyone not to blame the entire industry.
He said in Hindi, “Today, I’m talking to you with a heavy heart. I want to say so many things in the past few weeks but there is so much negativity everywhere. We may be called stars, but Bollywood has been created because of your love. We are not just an industry, but through our films, we have showcased Indian values and culture to every corner of the world.”
He further said, “After the sudden death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a lot of issues came to light which pained us as much as they pained you. These issues forced us to look at what is happening in our own backyard. It forced us to examine many ills of the film industry, which need to be looked into. Like, narcotics and drugs are being talked about now. I cannot lie to you and tell you that this problem does not exist. It exists in Bollywood just like it must exist in every industry and profession. But it cannot be said that every person in every industry is involved in it. How is that possible?”
Akshay added, “Use of drugs is a legal matter and I am confident that whatever action will be taken by our law enforcement agencies and courts will be absolutely correct. I also know that every member of the film industry will fully cooperate in the investigation.”
Check the video here.
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14. Currently, CBI, NCB and ED are probing the case. Meanwhile, AIIMS ruled out the murder theories revolving around Sushant’s death.