On Monday The Guardian reported that the iconic sign ‘Hollywood‘ in Los Angeles, showing the location of the world’s most fascinating film industry, was altered to ‘Hollyweed‘ in a New Year prank. It is the second time; the prank was first played in 1976.
Most Hollywood stars confess to have used not only marijuana but even other drugs like heroin or LSD at one time. So it was appropriate that Hollywood was chosen for the prank.
If drug use has been common in Hollywood, its Indian counterpart was equally obsessed with alcohol. Many ‘stars’ of yesteryear were addicted to the inebriating fluid – the great Kundan Lal Sehgal, tragedienne Meena Kumari and, at one time, evergreen Dharmendra were among them.