Actor Sahnil Bhatnagar : An Individual chooses drugs and not an Industry
Indian TV Actor Sahnil Bhatnagar feel the constant negative narratives that are lately doing the rounds about the entertainment industry are unfair, because such talk generalises many things that are actually individual choices.
Sahnil said, “I THINK IT’S UNFAIR. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE (CONSUMPTION OF) DRUGS. CONSUMING DRUGS IS THE CHOICE OF AN INDIVIDUAL, NOT OF AN INDUSTRY. SO DO NOT BLAME THE INDUSTRY. WHETHER IT IS IN POLITICS, FASHION, OR IN THE CORPORATE WORLD, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING DRUGS”.
Sahnil added: “We say Mumbai is the hub of everything, whether it is money or the business of cinema. That is why people from across the country come to the city. Now, it is but natural that along with talented people, some bad elements will also enter. I think that is what has happened. We should not generalise the situation.”
6 years ago during his school days , Sahnil had created a video “Love story of a drug addict” on youtube portraying the negative effects of consuming drugs. Sahnil further on says he never expected that this will become such a major issue in the present scenario. As well as, he has never attended any party where he was advised to take drugs in order to impress people and get acting opportunities. “In showbiz, we are suggested to focus on our work and our fitness . However, if anyone is surrounding themselves with people who are into drugs, I think they should use common sense that under the influence of drugs and alcohol, their lives cannot go upwards,” said Sahnil Bhatnagar who has been working in the television industry for 5 years now and has appeared in popular shows MTV Warrior high, Aadha Full and MTV Elovator Pitch.
At last Sahnil concluded, “I have just one rule. If I am not comfortable with something, I wouldn’t do it. You have to be straightforward with your goals if you want something, and to what extend you can go for that. Will I be happy to make any compromises to do it? I won’t, so I will not do that.”