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Mumbai Police beef up security for Bachchans
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Mumbai Police beef up security for Bachchans
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Mumbai, Sep 16 (TIWN) After Samajwadi MP Jaya Bachchan spoke in Parliament against the vilification of Bollywood by insiders, the Maharashtra Police tightened security for the Bachchan family, a Minister said on Wednesday.

Simultaneously, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nitesh Narayan Rane demanded protection for one Rohan Rai, a small-time actor who reportedly planned to marry his former live-in partner Disha Salian.

A Mumbai Police team will deploy an extra security cordon outside the Bachchans' residence at Juhu in view of the increased threat perceptions following Jaya's comments.

"The police will increase the security to the Bachchan family after they faced trolling and harassment in the wake of Jaya Bachchan's statements in the Rajya Sabha," Mumbai Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh told media persons on Wednesday afternoon.

Besides, the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell will also probe trolling and virulent social media posts targeted at the Bachchans.

The developments came a day after Jaya Bachchan sought government support for the film industry and also attacked those tarnishing the image of the entertainment world.

"Just because of a few persons, you cannot tarnish the entire industry. 'Jis thali mein khaate hain, ussi mein chhed karte hain' (biting the hand that feeds)," she said in a loaded statement without taking names.

Her comments in the country's supreme law-making body were welcomed by several top Bollywood personalities but also attracted the ire of many others.

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