Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vishwas Sarang wrote a letter to Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar demanding a doping test of actors and celebrities from the movie industry, on the lines of the test conducted for sportspersons.
This comes in the backdrop of the new turn when it comes to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise wherein the members of the family of the late actor have alleged that Rajput was once being administered drugs by his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
The BJP leader, in his letter, had said that youth at the moment “follow” actors as their icons and copy everything including their French style. He further said that they have got also started adopting similar lifestyles. The letter also drew attention towards the rising number of Bollywood “drug parties” being reported in the media with the recent one being related to the death case of Rajput’s death. This is leading to a poor effect on the youth as they’re also getting involved in drugs, he wrote.
Sarang said that just like players in the field of sports go through dope test through World Anti-Doping Organization (WADA) or the National Anti-Doping Association (NADA), actors will have to also be subjected to the same to verify eradication of drug abuse in the movie industry. Sarang said that just like players, there will have to be rules mandating the dope tests for movie stars.
He suggested that the NADA will have to intervene and steady dope tests of celebrities will have to be done and those found guilty should be convicted to two years of a life ban from working in films.