After South star Lakshmi Manchu and Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu, it is now Vidya Balan who has come out in defense of Rhea Chakraborty and said that Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was unfortunate but she does not subscribe to the ‘media circus’ that followed.
She condemned the vilification of Rhea Chakraborty who has been accused by the late actor’s family of abetting the alleged suicide and said that she was heartbroken to see how Rhea Chakraborty was labeled as a villain without proven guilty.
The Shankuntala Devi actress lamented the ‘media circus’, reminding people to allow the law to take its course. She tweeted responding to Lakshmi Manchu’s tweet in which the actress from South cinema had slammed media for creating a monster out of a Rhea.
Vidya Balan wrote, “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.”
Her tweet did not go well with many including Sushant Singh Rajput’s niece Mallika Singh. Criticizing the tweets defending Rhea, Mallika tweeted, “I’m surprised that right now, some people are suddenly remembering what ‘pain of a family’ and ‘standing up for a colleague’ means.”
Earlier, Taapsee Pannu had also voiced out her displeasure for the media trial of Rhea. Almost instantly BJP leader Ram Kadam took to twitter to give the Thappad actress a befitting reply.
Social Media personality Payal Rohatgi had also lashed out at Vidya Balan in a YouTube video in which she questioned Vidya Balan’s integrity and her sudden support for the main-accused in the celebrity death case.