Emraan Hashmi slams media vilification against Rhea Chakraborty

Ketna Mistry



Rhea Chakraborty who was investigated last year following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput along with her family members, has since been trying to move forward with her life. She will be seen in Rumy Jafry’s ‘Chehre’ alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Krystle D’Souza and Emraan Hashmi. The latter recently spoke out against the media treatment towards Chakraborty, who did not agree with the way it had been handled.

Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Hashmi said it was totally uncalled for, “It was so blown out of proportion. This media trial that was conducted was, according to me, so lame. You almost destroyed a family’s life and for what? Because of some conjecture and some assumptions on something that had happened. Why don’t you keep that aside and do what is called – actual reporting? There are some portals that do that. But, if everything got down to understand the ethics of that and everyone followed those ground rules, I think this world would be a better place. Because as common sense prevails, you’ve got to understand, there is a judicial system. Its sole purpose is to do this. So why does a portion of the media jump in and put down a guilty verdict on someone? I think that is completely uncalled for and very unfair. I think throughout the entire thing, my heart went out for her and her family. I couldn’t have imagined what they have gone through.”

D’Souza also came out in support for her co-star who said, “My heart completely goes out to her. I feel nobody should be subjected to what she had to go through. Like there is a judicial system for this, they will take care of it, it’s their job to do is and why we have laws and the judicial system. I don’t think other people interfering was not at all necessary and needed in this manner.”

Further adding, “She is a strong woman and even after everything, she has a very positive outtake for life. So, hats off to her. I don’t think what happened to her was right.”

Produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures & Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited, ‘Chehre’ is now due to release in theatres on 27th August 2021.