Arbaaz Khan has opened up about the trolling and hate that the Hindi film industry has been receiving of late in an interview. He also spoke about how this affects the mental health of celebrities besides also harming their careers. In the interview with a leading daily, Arbaaz Khan said that these allegations of “rampant drug use and sex” appear to be part of a campaign against the industry.
“Up till now there were only two professions that were held in the highest regard- cricket and acting. Cricketers and stars remained protected. Cricketers still enjoy that protection. But now what has happened is that stars have been demystified. It’s like, ‘Oh you think you can speak against the government, we will show you that even your stars are no saints and we will run them down.’ It’s a campaign. So, it’s said that there’s rampant drug use and sex in the industry. So, ‘let’s expose them’,” he said.
“This has been done intentionally because it can’t be that things have been happening for 100 years and in one year suddenly everything changed. It has been instigated, probably planned, and if you look at the people doing this they have one or two followers so they have actually opened the account to do this. It’s not that a person has six million followers or is verified and then they are trolling. This comes from a very unfounded scenario where it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not,” he added.
Of late, hashtags that are derogatory to the Hindi film industry have been trending daily on Twitter. There has also been a lot of unverified information that has been passed around online regarding the lives of Bollywood celebrities.