After Swara Bhasker, Lakshmi Manchu and Taapsee Pannu, actress Vidya Balan has come out in support of Rhea Chakraborty. Vidya slammed the vilification of Rhea in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case and stated how the late actor’s death is turned into a ‘media circus’.
Retweeting Lakshmi’s tweet, Vidya wrote in a statement:
"God bless you @LakshmiManchu for saying this out loud. It is so unfortunate that the tragic and untimely death of a beloved young star Sushant Singh, Rajput has become a media circus. In the same breath, as a woman, my heart breaks at the vilification of Rhea Chakraborty. Isn’t it supposed to be ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’, or is it now ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’!? Let’s show some respect for the constitutional rights of a citizen and let the law take its course.”
However, Vidya’s tweet has not gone down well with netizens who have slammed the actress for standing up for Rhea and allegedly keeping mum over Sushant’s unfortunate demise. Netizens trolled the Shakuntala Devi actress and called her a ‘hypocrite’.
“Vidya Balan saying ‘my heart is melting for victimization of Rhea’, Let ask you 1 thing @vidya_balan where were you,When SSR fans and family are crying for SSR. your heart was stone at That time?? U haven't said a word for SSR, he was also the part your Industry! Hypocrite Lady” wrote an user, whereas another tweeted: “@vidya_balan
"You didn’t say it out loud when things were said about Sushant’s 75 year old father by Rhea and her lawyer. You didn’t utter a word when Sushant’s sister was maligned saying she molested Rhea. Rhea’s every word in her interview was a lie, we have enough proofs.”
Check some tweets by the netizens here:
Meanwhile, Shibani Dandekar has also put a long note in support of her Rhea Chakraborty and slammed the vilification of Rhea and her family. She also demanded justice for them in her post. "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?" she wrote in her post.