Taapsee Pannu took a sarcastic jibe at certain news channels who prioritized entertainment over the news in the last few months. As the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed movie theatres to reopen from Oct 15 in areas outside containment zones, Taapsee suggested that the film industry can reclaim the responsibility of entertaining people and news channels shall now vacate the throne.
She wrote on Twitter, “Now that theatres are allowed to open with 50% occupancy its only fair to expect some ‘news’ channels to focus 50% more towards ‘real’ news. Thank you guys, you held the fort of entertainment long enough on our behalf. We can take over from here on. #SharingCaring”
Last month, Javed Akhtar slammed news channels for giving more importance to Bollywood’s alleged drug links than the farmers’ protests over three controversial farm bills recently passed by the Parliament. He wrote, “If Karan johar had invited some farmers too for his party life would have been easier for our TV channels. They would not have had to choose between farmers’ protest and Karan’s party!. it seems that Karan’s do is the second most favourite PARTY of our channels.”
Well, the Bollywood industry is happy with the decision of reopening the theatres. Abhishek Bachchan called it the ‘best news of the week’ and several others also expressed their happiness.