Vidya, Sonam, Swara Several Women From Bollywood Lend Support To Rhea Chakraborty
The sudden demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has deeply saddened all of us. Umpteen theories have come up around his death, most of which target the actor’s said girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty. She has been facing an unprecedented media trial, there is as if a witch hunt going against her. Recently some popular Bollywood actors have come out in Rhea.
Rhea Chakraborty and her family are accused of “abetting the alleged suicide” of Sushant Singh Rajput. Rajput was found dead in his flat in Bandra, Mumbai on June 14.
Here is the list of women actors from Bollywood who have come out in support of Rhea Chakraborty.
Vidya Balan, the actress who was last seen in the film Shakuntala Devi tweeted “Isn’t it supposed to be ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’ or is it now ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’!?”
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) September 1, 2020
The Zoya Factor actor Sonam Kapoor wrote in a tweet, “Blaming a girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, family, colleagues for someone’s death is ignorant and mean spirited.” There was a public backlash regarding the mentioned tweet.
Blaming a girlfriend , ex girlfriend, family , colleagues for someone’s death is ignorant and fucking mean spirited.
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) June 15, 2020
Swara Bhasker criticised the media for being toxic and even described Rhea’s media trail worse than the one on 26/11 terrorist, Ajmal Kasab. “Rhea is being subjected to a bizarre and dangerous media trial fuelled by hugely problematic impulses of mob justice,” she tweeted.
I don’t think even #Kasab was subjected to the kind of witch-hunt on media.. & media trial that #RheaChakrobarty is being subjected to! Shame on Indian Media.. Shame on us for being a toxic voyueristic public consuming this poisonous hysteria.. #RheaDrugChat #SushantSinghRajput
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 26, 2020
Taapsee Pannu supported Rhea and urged people to trust the law and the judiciary; prompted people to leave Rhea alone. Sharing Lakshmi Manchu’s tweet, she further added, “I didn’t know Sushant on a personal level nor do I know Rhea but what I know is, it only takes to be a human to understand how wrong it is to overtake judiciary to convict someone who isn’t proven guilty.”
I didn’t know Sushant on a personal level nor do I know Rhea but what I know is, it only takes to be a human to understand how wrong it is to overtake judiciary to convict someone who isn’t proven guilty. Trust the law of the land for your sanity and the deceased’s sanctity 🙏🏼 https://t.co/gmd6GVMNjc
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 30, 2020
Shibani, a famous VJ and singer, came forward and extended her support towards her old friend, Rhea. She claimed she knew the latter, since she was 16 years old, hence also called Rhea her pillar of strength. Her elaborate post on Instagram said, “Her basic human rights are taken away as the media play judge jury and executioner!”
Zoya Akhtar, the Gully Boy director and producer, has reportedly signed a letter addressed to the NCW, urging them to take strong action against the cyberbullies and ensure the safety of Rhea Chakraborty. The letter even claimed that some news channels have reportedly released Rhea’s phone number which is a breach of her privacy.
Producer Guneet Monga has reported signed the aforementioned letter. The letter appeals for a free and fair investigation. The signatories mentioned how social media can pose a real threat to Rhea and how she has been facing mental harassment.
Popular Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu also strongly condemned how the media has been handling Sushant Singh Rajput’s case and vilifying Rhea Chakraborty. Her tweet was later shared by several others including Vidya Balan.
— Lakshmi Manchu (@LakshmiManchu) August 30, 2020
Khushi Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV