‘What was her crime?’>br>’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.’
Photograph: Kind courtesy Rhea Chakraborty/Instagram
Twitter’s #JusticeForSSR seems to be making way for #JusticeFor Rhea.
After Rhea Chakraborty was charged with abettment to suicide by her late boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, K K Singh, she had been fighting a lone battle in her media trial.
But the 28-year-old actress finally got support from the film industry when Lakshmi Manchu stood up for her, followed immediately by Taapsee Pannu.
Vidya Balan also tweeted a heartfelt post, offering her support to the actress.
Now, Rhea’s friends from the industry have started seeking justice for her.
Shibani Dandekar, who has know Rhea since she was 16 years old, shared a long post on Instagram:
‘I’ve known Rhea Chakraborty since she was 16 years old! Vibrant, strong, vivacious..such a bright spark.. So full of life!
‘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.
‘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 affected 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.’
‘My Rhea, you are a pillar of strength, so resilient. 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.
‘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.’
Shibani’s sister Anusha commented on her post, saying, ‘I’m crying, my heart hurts to know what they are doing to our little rabbit… She is our baby sister forever.’