Police increase 'peripheral' security outside Bachchans' homes

    Mumbai, Sep 16 (PTI) Security has been increased
outside bungalows of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in
Mumbai, a day after she told Parliament that the film industry
was being defamed by some and asked the government to protect
and support it, a police official said.
    "Amitabh Bachchan already has X category security
cover. After the speech (in Parliament by Jaya Bachchan), we
stepped up peripheral security and increased patrolling
outside their bungalows in Juhu," the official said.
    The Bachchans have 'Jalsa', 'Janak' and 'Pratiksha'
bungalows in Juhu. They live in 'Jalsa' and 'Pratiksha'.
    The official said the security has been stepped up as
a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident in view
of Jaya Bachchan's speech.
    Batting for Bollywood that has been under a cloud
since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the
floor of the Rajya Sabha, Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday argued for
government support to the entertainment industry and slammed
those tarnishing its image.
    In her speech, she had used a Hindi proverb to say
those defaming the industry were biting the hands that fed
    Though Bachchan did not take any names, her speech
came a day after BJP's Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi
Kishan said there was a problem of drug addiction in the film
    She had also said she completely disagrees with those
who term the entertainment industry a "gutter", a term used by
actor Kangana Ranaut to describe Bollywood in a tweet last
month. PTI DC

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