India, Sept. 16 -- After Jaya Bachchan, veteran actor Hema Malini is the latest celebrity to speak in defence of Bollywood. The film industry is being criticised as a dark, underbelly of crime and substance abuse after the latest developments in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. On Tuesday, Jaya spoke in the Parliament about how Bollywood's image is being tarnished by some members of the industry.

Hema said she agreed with Jaya's statement. "You cannot tarnish the image of Bollywood. These are small instances, like a stain on a piece of cloth we must wash it away," she said. "I have received a lot of love from this industry, how can I watch anyone say anything bad about it?," she added.

Hema was speaking to NDTV in an interview when ...