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Vidya Balan slams 'media trials' against Rhea in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 September 2020, 14:45 IST

Bollywood actor Vidya Balan has slammed the valification of Rhea Chakraborty in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, saying that it is unfortunate that the tragedy has been turned into a "media circus".

Rhea and her family have been put on trial for swindling the late actor’s money by his family in an FIR in Patna. The case is now being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The television coverage sorrounding Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead in his Bandra apartment on 14th June, has been criticised, with many on social media terming it inconsiderate and extremely intruding.

During an interview, Rhea Chakraborty had stated she was being picked out in the case, calling the media trial of her relationship with the late actor a "witch hunt".

Earlier, south actor Lakshmi Manchu had expressed regret saying that media had made a monster out of Rhea and asked them to stop "being evil and cruel" towards her.

"I have complete trust in the judicial system and all the agencies that are involved in bringing justice to Sushant. But until then can we restrain ourselves from being evil and cruel and lynching of person and her entire family without knowing the facts," Ms Manchu Tweeted.

Responding to south actor, Vidya Balan shared a statement and said that the coverage into Sushant Rajput's death is unfortunate.

"It is so unfortunate that the tragic and untimely death of a beloved young star Sushant Singh Rajput has become a media circus. In the same breath, as a woman, my heart breaks at the vilification of Rhea Chakraborty. Isn't it supposed to be 'innocent until proven guilty', or is it now 'guilty until proven innocent'!?" Vidya Balan wrote.

The actor further asked people to let the law take its course and refrain from passing judgements.

"Let's show some respect for the constitutional rights of a citizen and let the law take its course,"Vidya Balan added.

This is the first instant that Rhea Chakraborty's parents were being interrogated.

Rhea was interrogated for around 35 hours over the past four days whilst her brother Showik was grilled for the last five days.

Previously, the top court had upheld the transfer of the FIR lodged in Patna to the CBI.

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First published: 2 September 2020, 14:45 IST