During an exclusive interview with India Today's Rajdeep Sardesai, Rhea Chakraborty spoke about the reason she said ‘Sorry Babu’ after catching sight of Sushant Singh Rajput’s mortal remains. Rhea further talked about what had happened on 14th July, the day she learned about Sushant’s death.
"On June 14, around 2 pm, I was with my brother in my room when my friend called me and said that there are rumours that this has happened, stop the rumours now. Ask Sushant to give a statement. She (her friend) didn't know I was at my home. Then, within 10-15 minutes, there was a clarification of Sushant Singh Rajput's death," said Rhea.
When the actress was asked whethershe visited Sushant’s place after his death, she said, , "No, I didn't go to his place. I broke down, I was completely shocked and mujhe samajh nahi aa raha tha aisa kaise ho sakta hai. (I couldn't understand how can something like this happen). Then, I was told that I was not included in funeral list and that his family doesn't want me there."
Furthermore she went on to say, "I was ready to go to the funeral, but my industry friends told me not to go as his family doesn't want me there. I would only be insulted and be asked to leave from there. Then one of my friends said that it is important for me to see his body for the last time because if I don't, I will not get closure and it will be hard to accept the fact that he is no more."
When asked about her 'Sorry Babu' comment when she saw Sushant Singh Rajput's mortal remains, Rhea stated, "Yes, what else is someone supposed to say after someone has lost their life? I am sorry you have lost your life. I am sorry that your death has been made into a joke. I am sorry that your last memory is not of your good work, intelligence or your charity. That is also misconstrued. Aur kya bolenge? (What else would you say?)"
When asked how long were you there inside the mortuary, Rhea stated, "3-4 seconds. My friends asked me to wait outside. I was told that the body was on the way to the van. I got to see the body for three seconds. I said I am sorry, which I am because he had lost his life and I touched his feet as a mark of respect. Any Indian can understand that why would touch someone's feet at such time."