Actress Shibani Dandekar has come out in full support of her friend Rhea Chakraborty, who is the prime accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Shibani lashed out against the vilification of Rhea and her family and demanded justice in a long note.
Shibani began her note by writing: “I’ve known Rhea Chakraborty since she was 16 years old! Vibrant, strong, vivacious..such a bright spark..so full of life!.”
She wrote, “I've witnessed such a stark contrast to this side of her personality over the last few months as her and her family (some of the kindest warmest best people you will ever meet) have experienced the most unimaginable trauma! We have watched the media behave like complete vultures on a witch-hunt, vilifying and torturing an innocent family to breaking point (sic)!”
She added, “Her basic human rights taken away as the media play judge jury and executioner! We have seen the death of journalism and a frightening side of humanity! What was her crime? She loved a boy, looked after him through his darkest days, put her life on hold to be there for him and when he took his own life she was crucified. What have we become? I've seen first hand what this has done to her mother’s health, how it has effected her father who gave his life to serve this country for 20 years, how quickly her brother has had to grow up and how strong he has had to be (sic).”
Shibani demanded Justice for Rhea as she wrote: “I have so much love and respect for you, for the human being you are and for fighting this till the end knowing that you have the truth on your side... I'm sorry you had to go through this.. I'm sorry that we weren't better.(sic).
“I'm sorry that so many people let you down, doubted you, weren't there for you when you needed them the most. I'm sorry that the best thing you ever did in your life (looking after Sushant) led you to the worst experience of your life.. I'm so sorry .. I'm with you always. #JusticeforRhea (sic).”
Shibani captioned the post as, “I stand with you and by your side always @rhea_chakraborty #justiceforrhea (sic).”
While Shibani has limited the comments on her post, several celebrities reacted to her note. VJ Anusha commented, "I’m crying, my heart hurts to know what they are doing to our little rabbit... She is our baby sister forever (sic)."
Vishal Dadlani commented, "You're a rock, @shibanidandekar. I'm proud of you, and lucky to count you among my very few friends. While I don't really know Rhea, it's heartbreaking to watch her be victimised by evidence-free conjectures in the media just so they can distract India from the real issues of Covid, China, the total failure of this government and the collapse of our Economy. Good on you for standing strong (sic)."