Bollywood is that opium that is being peddled through TV news shows to the people day in and day out these days. It helps TV owners and anchors as well. Who would not love to watch how Deepika Padukone and other stars are treated by the NCB when summoned! Naturally, lakhs of fresh viewers will watch the news shows. The higher the number of viewers, higher the TRP. And, as the TRP mounts, so do advertisements to these channels. Advertisements bring profit. Who cares if a few reputations are soiled and an entire industry is robbed of its dignity.
But think for a moment: do you sincerely believe that Bollywood is really like what it is painted on the small screen these days? Not really. It is the industry that entertains the entire country day in and day out. It makes us cry and makes us laugh when we sit in theatres and watch cinema.
Bollywood is not just entertainment. It is creative art too. It has given us towering figures like V Shantaram, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan etc. Actresses like Nargis, Meena Kumari, Vaijayanti Mala, Hema Malini and dozens of others who have enacted roles on screen that we still remember. Can we imagine our lives without songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi and Kishore Kumar? Musicians like Naushad and Shankar and Jai Kishan, lyricists like Kaifi, Sahir and Javed Akhtar are just a few names whose songs we still remember and hum.