Smash the patriarchy: Sonam Kapoor to Vidya Balan, Bollywood in solidarity with Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty found support in many Bollywood celebrities after her arrest by the NCB on Tuesday. Stars demanded justice for Rhea by posting a quote on “smash the patriarchy”.
After the arrest of Rhea Chakraborty in drug probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, many Bollywood celebrities took to social media to show their support for the actress. They demanded justice for Rhea by posting a quote on “smash the patriarchy”, along with #JusticeForRhea. On Tuesday, Rhea Chakraborty was spotted at Narcotics Control Bureau office wearing a black slogan T-shirt. The message on the T-shirt read, “Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, me and you.”
Bollywood celebrities like Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, among others, took to social media to share the quote that was written on Rhea’s T-shirt in solidarity with Rhea Chakraborty.
While most of the celebrities shared the slogan along with #JusticeForRhea, Sonam Kapoor added, “Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it’s someone else’s witch being hunted. Walter Kirn (sic).”
Farhan Akhtar in another tweet wrote, “So often I’ve heard, high pitched anchors on TV say ‘Don’t shoot the messenger! ’ .. now this girl is the messenger and they will ask you to shoot her. Think about that (sic).”
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB later on Tuesday evening after the questioning. Her lawyer Satish Maneshinde called it a ‘travesty of justice’ as three central agencies were hounding a single woman.
Calling Sushant Singh Rajput a drug addict, Maneshinde said that “[It is a] Travesty of justice. Three Central agencies are hounding a single woman who was in love with a drug addict and was suffering from mental health issues for several years under the care of five leading Psychiatrists in Mumbai. He ended up committing suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines and used drugs.”