"Rhea Ko Phasao Drama": Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Zoya Akhtar and others support an open letter against media trial

Over 2,500 individuals and 60 organisations including Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Zoya Akhtar, Gauri Shinde, Anurag Kashyap, Aditi Mittal among others have signed in an open letter against the “witch-hunt” of actress Rhea Chakraborty. Rhea has been the centre of an investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. Last week, the actress was arrested in the drug case in connection with the late actor’s death probe.

The coverage against Rhea has been criticised by Bollywood personalities and netizens.

The letter began with a question: “We, are worried about you. Are you feeling ok?” It stated that you have assassinated her character, egged an online mob on demonise her and her family, fuelled wrongful demands and called her arrest your victory”.

It further added that the images of Rhea were ”pushed and shoved by media crews, with no regard for social distancing, have drawn widespread condemnation”.

“Endlessly violate her privacy and work overtime on false accusations and moralistic innuendo for a drama of ‘Rhea ko phasao”, said the signatories in the open letter.

When Rhea was arrested by the NCB, several B-town celebs came out in her support. From Vidya Balan, Shweta Bachchan to Shibani Dandekar, celebs demanded #JusticeforRhea on Instagram.