Twinkle Khanna Writes On Rhea’s Media Trial; Uses The Magician’s Act Analogy To Describe The Situation

Twinkle Khanna is the latest celebrity to call out the media trial that has been meted out to actress Rhea Chakraborty. In her latest column for Times of India, the actress described the situation from her perspective.

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In her write-up, the author-actress took reference of a magician’s act of cutting ‘young girls in halves’ to offer entertainment to the viewer. She explained the five parts of the act and compared it to Sushant’s case, without taking any names.


She described 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.’

A mere collateral damage

She further added: “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.

Source: Hindustan Times