Shatrughan Sinha: “Firoz Nadiadwala has been framed”
Never one to mince words, Shatrughan Sinha again shows exemplary courage of conviction by speaking up for beleaguered producer Firoz Nadiadwala whose wife has been arrest by the NCB
Never one to mince words, Shatrughan Sinha again shows exemplary courage of conviction by speaking up for beleaguered producer Firoz Nadiadwala whose wife has been arrest by the NCB.
In an exclusive conversation with this writer, Shatruji stood up and spoke in Firoz’s defence. “I know the law will take its course. And I’ve full faith in our legal system. And I completely believe in making our country drugs-free. But to say that Firoz had drugs in his house and to arrest his sweet good-natured wife for possession of drugs is simply preposterous. Yeh to kal koi bhi kisi ke bare kuch bhi bol sakta hai (anyone can say anything about anyone). I cannot believe this to be true about Firoz.”
Shatruji has known Firoz closely for years. “I’ve worked in his films. More than professionals we share a personal relationship for many years. Firoz comes home regularly with his wife and we also visit him. Whenever he comes home he drinks only tea. Yes, Firoz is a teetotaler, and a godfearing religious kind generous human being. Consuming drugs is simply not in his DNA. And to arrest his wife for drug possession…I can’t think of anything more outrageous. It just goes to prove that anything can happen to anybody. Like Arnab Goswami’s arrest. We may not always agree with his style of journalism. But what’s happening to him should not be happening.”
Firoz, Shatruji feels, is a victim of frame-up. “He doesn’t consume any intoxicant. I fear he has been framed by his enemies. He has many enemies in the film industry. If that is the case, then Firoz must be given justice. We are rapidly creating a totally unjust intolerant society.”