- 20 May 2021
With the advent of Sushant’s case probing as a possible homicide, Kangana’s revelations about Bollywood, the entire political fiasco has opened the pandora’s box of the Bollywood. Drugs, ISI and the Casting Couch, an attempt to dive into the three darkest kept secrets of this quagmire.
A priceless emotion for countless ardent fans, a utopia for a million kids, passion for a thousand struggling artists but unfortunately, a “jaagir” for an oligarchy. Nepotistic production houses marked with unapologetic anarchists, brazen casting couchers, gloomy drug cartels, murderers and a bunch of total hypocrites. In a nutshell- “Bollywood!”
Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? But these could be the most subtle words that may be used to describe this murky industry. Want to know why? Let us dive into the three darkest kept secrets of this quagmire.
The ISI Angle
For the past 73 years, Pakistan’s deep state comprising its military and intelligence agency-ISI has been extremely belligerent with India. Yet, you will find a plethora of Bollywood artists partying, signing dubious business deals and watching cricket matches with our nation’s adversaries.
Aneel Mussarat, a close associate of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan and Pakistani Army has been a regular invitee at Bollywood parties and is said to be extremely close to the Kapoor clan. Aneel has been pictured with almost every A-lister including Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Hritik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, BJP MP Sunny Deol and the Bachchan family. An expose by ex R&AW officer NK Sood, links Mussarat to ISI. Mussarat is also alleged to be paying Deepkia Padukone crores for showing herself in anti CAA protest. Mussarat is also named in wikileaks as key to big fishes in ISI.
Aneel Mussarat with Pakistani authorities and Bollywood stars
Aneel Mussarat with the Bachchans and Hritik Roshan
Wait…what, Akshay Kumar too? Yes, you heard it right; the same Akshay Kumar (aka Rajiv Bhatia) who wears nationalism on his sleeves but parties with this ISI stooge! This just doesn’t add up.
Mussarat with Akshay Kumar
Rehan Siddiqui, another USA based Pakistani businessman, had been regularly organising concerts for Indian artists throughout North America until he was blacklisted by Indian authorities for anti-India activities recently. Well-established musicians including Sonu Nigam, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Shreya Ghoshal, Badshah, Mika Singh and Neha Kakkar have all featured under his banner.
Rehan Siddiqui with Bollywood stars
Siddiqui with Sonu Nigam and Neha Kakkar
Weren’t these celebrities aware of Rehan’s or Aneel’s whereabouts? I firmly believe, they were.
Not to forget Shah Rukh Khan’s alleged business deals with a Kashmiri Separatist Tony Ashai.
Tony Ashai with Shah Rukh Khan
But who cares? We, Indians will still watch them.
Sanjay Dutt’s links with the D-company have been well known since the 1993 Mumbai blasts. He had cordial relations with Abu Salem and had procured an AK-56 assault rifle for “self-defence” from him. (Refer to his and his aides’ confessions in the Sanjay Dutt v/s The State of Maharashtra case).
Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan have both been pictured with Dawood Ibrahim and Rishi Kapoor had chest-thumped about his meeting with the don turned terrorist as if he had achieved something great.
Furthermore, Anil Kapoor has been clicked with Pakistani PM’s spokesperson Sahibzada Amir Zahangir as well. He definitely must work in another movie “Mr. Pakistan” as well
“We are just artists. What have we got to do with politics?”, say many Bollywood stars when accosted.
Ironically, the same innocent faces turn into political commentators with the blink of an eye. Be it calling the post 2014 India intolerant, speaking about human rights violations in Kashmir or white washing terrorism, they have always exposed their double standards. Chameleons…!
Many familiar faces from Bollywood have been lobbying for convicted terrorists all these years. In 2012, Manto’s writer/director/producer Nandita Das wrote to the Indian President to pardon the 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab.
In the year 2015, Salman Khan tweeted in support of 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon and had to retract following public outrage. Besides, Mahesh Bhatt, Shatrughan Sinha and Naseeruddin Shah too had supported a mercy petition for the same terror perpetrator.
An old picture showing entire Bollywood giving clean chit to a convicted Sanjay Dutt.
Mahesh Bhatt has been spotted at press conferences with the Radical Islamic leader Zakir Naik while his British wife, Soni Razdan has never shied away from calling the execution of Afzal Guru, “a travesty of justice” on multiple occasions.
Zakir Naik with Mahesh Bhatt
Aamir Khan is no less. In 2018, along with Salman and Shah Rukh, he too refused to meet the Israeli PM in Mumbai, presumably for being politically correct on Palestine. However, he met the Turkish President the next year with alacrity, overlooking the bitter Indo-Turkish relations.
According to an ex R&AW officer, N. K. Sood, Deepika Padukone was paid a whopping sum of 5 crore rupees to attend an anti CAA protest in JNU.
Drawing out a trend from these incidences, even an average mind could fathom Bollywood’s desperation to include Pakistani actors and singers in their movies under the camouflage of Aman ki Asha and cultural exchange programmes!
Some days back, Jaya Bachchan addressed the Indian parliament on morality and fidelity. Ironically, her husband, has been named in the Panama Papers, pulled up by the Supreme Court for tax evasion and has had cordial relation with ISI operatives. With what face can she speak on moral values?
Spineless celebrity MPs like Jaya Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Sunny Deol have no right to swear by the Indian constitution and be in a bonhomie with hostile Pakistanis at the same time.
The Drug Syndicate
Drug addiction is the most pertinent issue in the media now-a-days. Throughout these years, several reports have claimed the rampant usage of drugs within Bollywood circles. In the past, big shots like Sanjay Dutt and Fardeen khan have confessed to the consumption of drugs and many other A-listers are speculated to be drug addicts.
Vicky Kaushal at an alleged drug party
Moreover, Kangana Ranaut too has been very outspoken as far as bringing into light, drug abuse and rave parties of Bollywood are concerned. Taking her at face value, about 99% Bollywood stars have been drug addicts at some point or the other in their lives.
Recently, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother along with many other drug lords have been arrested for the same issue and reports anticipate summons to about 25 top-notch stars as well.
A Nagpur based journalist, Sameet Thakkar has even alleged the involvement of Shweta Bachchan and Joya Akhtar in drug parties.
Two Big Names came up in NCB enquiry & there link in Bollywood Drugs dirt are Two influential ladies Zoya Akhtar & Shweta Bachchan Nanda. So the outburst of Jaya Bachchan in Parliament is no surprise. Watchout for this space some more big names will be there too.— Sameet Thakkar (@thakkar_sameet) September 15, 2020