Taapsee Pannu is one of the celebrities to have spoken up in support of Rhea Chakraborty, hitting back at those who have been calling the latter a ‘gold digger’. Rhea, who is battling money-laundering accusations, among others, was given the tag by several netizens who believe the actress was in a relationship with Sushant Singh Rajput for her own benefit.
Taapsee, who is known to speak her mind on social media, shared a tweet by CNN-News18’s Marya Shakil, who had shared some newspaper headlines in the ongoing SSR death case. Sharing the tweet, Taapsee wrote, “Every woman who is with a relatively more successful man is NOT a ‘gold digger’ and for the rest, truth and investigating agencies will do their job. One step at a time.”
Every woman who is with a relatively more successful man is NOT a ‘gold digger’ and for the rest , truth and investigating agencies will do their job. One step at a time. https://t.co/EYPmTplu5Q
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 5, 2020
Earlier, sisters Shibani and Anusha Dandekar, who have known Rhea since her days as a video jockey, had spoken up in her defence in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Shibani had shared a long post on Instagram, saying she has known Rhea since the latter was 16 years old, calling her “vibrant, strong, vivacious” and a “bright spark”.
Shibani’s sister Anusha commented on her post, saying, “I’m crying, my heart hurts to know what they are doing to our little rabbit… She is our baby sister forever ❤️❤️❤️ #justiceforrhea.”
Actresses Vidya Balan, Lakshmi Manchu and Meera Chopra have also spoken against Rhea being vilified by sections of media and social media at a time when the investigation is still on in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Rhea Chakraborty is being grilled by the CBI officials consecutively for the fourth day today, she finds support in her industry colleagues. After South actress Lakshmi Manchu tweeted in support of Rhea and urged her colleagues to stand for the accused actress, it’s Taapsee Pannu who tweeted and asked people to not overtake judiciary to “convict someone who isn’t proven guilty”.
Sharing Lakshmi Manchu’s tweet, Taapsee Pannu wrote, “I didn’t know Sushant on a personal level nor do I know Rhea but what I know is, it only takes to be a human to understand how wrong it is to overtake judiciary to convict someone who isn’t proven guilty. Trust the law of the land for your sanity and the deceased’s sanctity (sic).”