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DNA Special: MPs Jaya Bachchan, Ravi Kishan's war of words on Bollywood's 'drug den'

DNA Wednesday, 16 September 2020
In the DNA, Sudhir Chaudhary analyses the statements made by actors-turned-MPs Jaya Bachchan and Ravi Kishan in Parliament over the alleged drug nexus in Bollywood.
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News video: Jaya Prada backs Ravi Kishan, says Jaya Bachchan doing politics over Bollywood drug row

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Amid tussle between Jaya Bachchan and Ravi Kishan over Bollywood drug row. Jaya Prada supported Ravi Kishan by saying, "I completely support Ravi Kishan ji's remarks about saving youth from the problem of drug trafficking/addiction. We need to raise our voice against the use of drugs and we need to...

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