Rhea Chakraborty is the prime accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death case after the late actor’s father filed an FIR against the actress and her family for abetment to suicide, threat and cheat. However, after the CBI got involved in the case along with two other Central agencies, there was more evidence and claims against the actress, making her the prime accused.
Right after FIR was filed by Sushant’s father against the actress and evidence were being brought up in the front, Rhea and her family were everywhere captured and covered by the media. Many Bollywood celebrities took stand for the actress and slammed the media trials and the way she’s being portrayed. Actress Swara Bhaskar even compared the media trial to the Salem Witch hunt.
However, now Rhea’s media trial is being compared with an excerpt from Rekha’s autobiography of her media trial after her husband’s demise. On Facebook, a user shared a video and penned down her views about Rhea’s media trial. The user shared a post referring to an excerpt from veteran actor Rekha’s autobiography ‘Rekha: The Untold Story by Yasser Usman. In the post, the excerpt talked about how the veteran actress was labeled as ‘Witch’ or ‘Black Widow’ when his husband and businessman Mukesh Aggarwal died by suicide in 1990, right after a few months of their marriage. Earlier, it was said that her husband used to suffer from chronic depression but it was Rekha who was blamed for his demise.
However, it is being viewed as something similar happening with actress Rhea Chakraborty in the SSR’s case and the user wrote, “The press lapped up the sensational story of Mukesh’s suicide and featured the reports with outrageous headlines like ‘The Black Widow’ (Showtime, November 1990) and the ‘The Macabre Truth behind Mukesh’s suicide’ (Cine Blitz, November 1990). Delhi high society and Bombay’s film industry vociferously condemned Rekha for ‘murdering’ Mukesh Agarwal. 1990-2020: 30 years Similar cases, similar reactions. Still asking why is smashing the patriarchy and feminism relevant?”
In the meantime, Rhea Chakraborty is in the Byculla jail in Mumbai and is under the judicial custody of the NCB. She had applied for the bail plea twice but both the times it got rejected.