Acclaimed author Twinkle Khanna is the latest celebrity to voice her support for Rhea Chakraborty. Calling out the media trial in her Times of India column, Twinkle used the analogy of the iconic magician PC Sorcar to draw her point across.
She wrote, “In 1956, P C Sorcar, the greatest magician in Indian history, was seen murdering a girl on television. In front of thousands of viewers, he sliced her in half like she was a sausage roll.”
Rhea Chakraborty has been facing the brunt of social media ever since questions regarding Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise hit the world. The actress who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday has been subjected to vicious trolling social media and media channels. Recently, a video of her getting mobbed by media persons outside the NCB office drew outrage across Bollywood.
Twinkle Khanna slams Rhea Chakraborty media trial
In her column, Twinkle Khanna writes about the five parts of a magical act. Drawing reference from actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, she describes the production of a corpse that appears on your television screens’, the ‘vanishing’ of ‘facts which can be made to fade away when they don’t suit our anchors’, the ‘metamorphosis’ of ‘a suicide into a murder, and a girlfriend into a gold-digger’, the ‘transposition’ as all other matters of national importance take a back seat for ‘a drug cartel hinging on 59 grams of cannabis’, and finally, ‘levitation’ by ‘making an entire political party rise in the eyes of its prospective voters.’
Talking about Rhea, Twinkle said, “They took a young woman and cut her in half. They sliced through her T-shirt, one that stated ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, me and you’, the blade going into her flesh, her very life draining away before a live audience of millions. What do these magicians tell themselves when the camera is switched off I wonder? Do they justify it as mere collateral damage — one life in exchange for entertaining and distracting 1.3 billion for months.”
Actor Rhea Chakraborty is currently under 14-day judicial custody for the drug links in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his apartment on June 14th.
Earlier, actor Tapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker, Anurag Kashyap and singer Shibani Dandekar slammed the media for its witch hunt and inhumane treatment meted out Rhea Chakraborty.
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