India, Oct. 7 -- As someone who has spent almost five decades in Bollywood, actor Shakti Kapoor admits the negative narrative about the Hindi film industry hurts him. He, in fact, states that he has only seen people here stand by and help one another.

"I have seen this industry for many years and I can say this is the finest film industry. There are people always standing up for you. Yeh cheez bahar nahin aati, bas negative cheezein bahar aati hain. It is sad that only negative aspects of the film industry get highlighted," he laments.

Citing the example of his own journey, the 70-year-old adds that despite being a nobody from Delhi, he could make a mark only because people were open to new actors. "I didn't have any dada, chacha, mama in...