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Take a quick look at what has occupied prime time news on TV and the headlines this past fortnight, and one name stands out: Rhea Chakraborty. Ever since late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lodged an FIR against his rumoured partner on 25 July, accusing her of abetting his suicide, Chakraborty’s every move has made headlines.

We know how many times she spoke to Rajput and his personal staff on the phone; we know every emoji she used in her posts about Rajput on Instagram; we have decided we know what her choice of lawyer says about her; we will soon know what she ate for breakfast and, based on our extensive WhatsApp information, will have an analysis ready as to whether that is food an innocent person would eat.

This one woman has, perhaps unwittingly, stripped much of India of its last vestige of common sense as we descend into brainless, misogynistic chatter about kaala jaadu and tez Bengali girls who ruin men. So, for showing up India for what it really is, Rhea Chakraborty is ThePrint’s Newsmaker of the Week.


Also read: Centre seeks to be part of Rhea Chakraborty’s plea, moves Supreme Court


Everybody is an expert

Less than two months ago, when news broke of Rajput’s death by suicide, Indians overnight turned into mental health experts. A few days later, when people started talking about how he had been a victim of Bollywood’s nepotism and how his career had suffered due to the film industry’s cliquish nature, we became experts on the inner workings of an industry that most of us have no access to. But all of this pales in comparison to what is happening now.

In Rhea Chakraborty, India has found the perfect villain to focus all its energies on, so that real issues of mental health, toxic workplaces and unfair systems can, once again, be ignored until the next incident and the next villain comes along to occupy the nation’s mindspace.

Since the FIR against Chakraborty, it is as if the entire country has collectively turned into a giant investigating agency-cum-court, with, of course, a strong dose of regionalism and sexism thrown in for good measure.

Despite so much going on in the country – a growing Covid crisis, floods in Assam and Bihar and, now, Mumbai, the India-China standoff and the continued incarceration of student activists, to name a few – the national obsession with Rhea Chakraborty has put paid to any real conversation about anything else.


Also read: CBI takes over Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, re-registers FIR against Rhea Chakraborty


The suicide that has set off a political tug-of-war

Rajput’s father, in his FIR, has accused the actor and VJ of financially cheating his son, mentally harassing him and driving him to suicide. While the case was initially being handled by the Mumbai Police, now it has become a tug-of-war between them and the Patna Police, who pushed for a CBI probe, alleging that Mumbai’s cops were working to shield someone influential. The case has become a political tussle now, with leaders from every political party weighing in on the investigation and even the Centre getting involved, while the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Chakraborty Friday over allegations of money laundering.

After Sushant Singh Rajput died, Chakraborty maintained silence on social media for an entire month, before breaking it not only to express what Sushant meant to her, but also to slam trolls who threatened her with rape, and called her a gold-digger and murderer. She herself then took to social media to request Home Minister Amit Shah for a CBI probe into Rajput’s death, an investigation that her lawyer now says is against the idea of federalism.


Also read: Aatma, autopsy, jadu—After Ayodhya, TV news went right back to magnificent Sushant obsession


Public trial and the problem of 24-hour news

But even before the CBI and ED, plus two police forces working overtime to prove they are working, have finished their job, Rhea has been pronounced guilty, not just by the public, but also by a completely irresponsible media that has not only used deeply tasteless (and senseless) language about clinical depression but also gone hammer and tongs at documenting Chakraborty’s every action.

It just goes to show the problem with 24-hour news, which is that journalists need something to fill up the hours with, and they don’t care even if it means writing crass headlines like ‘The Noose Tightens’ or conducting dummy post-mortems.

And in all the noise about this one high-profile case, we have forgotten not only basic decency but also the fact that there are many people, across professions, who don’t get work at all, leave alone work of their choice, whose careers suffer due to nepotism and cliquishness. And none of them will get the kind of intense public and media scrutiny that Sushant Singh Rajput’s case has got. They won’t get a CBI probe and the police departments of two cities working to ensure they get justice, even if posthumous. They will simply fall by the wayside.

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  1. That’s what everyone is saying dear reporter or whatever media person you are just say let’s find out whether it was suicide or homocide or murder , right …. everybody understands your simple English very few people are saying rhea murdered him but most of them are angry because the police didn’t question anybody and the facts before declaring his death as suicide and Miss Rhea herself declared owing that he was his ex boyfriend because according to her public comments she mentioned she left his house and broke up with him before his death ……..but still she being his ex- girlfriend she knew him enough and she says this with so confidence that he was a suffering medically and did suicide because of hallucinations and mental disorder ….. She kind of being a family to shushant can’t shutup her mouth for a while didn’t even mourn for him ….. She might be innocent there are chances to this theory as well but still, ‘ would you ever ever leave a person alone who is suffering like a hell in there ,when you know he is suffering and he can do anything …. if you are feeeling comfortable being with that person you can inform his parents and close family members to at least come and handle him …. and hope miss rhea is not a dumb ass anybody could have a trouble and it would take time to travel in time of Covid ….especially in India when it’s complete lockdown …. Whoever you are just on ‘humanity’ basis …. Think Think Think , Would you leave your bf, friend, husband ,wife, or children if they are suffering…. Miss Rhea might be innocent but all these people are angry about is that they have lost a person who came up from humble beginnings and with hard work ,,,, he earned that respect and honor ,,…. he didn’t just got it….. it really takes a lot to be there just hanging there ….. …………His people ,fans , and family just need a CBI enquirers with utmost sincerity and hard work ….. ……. And so in the same way people are declaring rhea a murderer you stop calling her innnocent …..please correct your language of your so called journalism and say lets wait for the judgement….rather being you a judge ….. and you guys stop calling India and it’s people shameful ….. go and help people in the country who suffering and fighting with the systems for fair trials …… people are furious because In India people like salmon khan who kill people who have no homes are treated like god and people who rape , drug th innocent youth to death and awful life live freely and you can’t ( you media personals) can even question these sick men and women ,,, asking a question is not a crime right ,,,,,,,,,… anyways like you said these are my personal opinion……. #satyamevjayate let the truth prevail …..let there be some light ….. the most important whether Shushant died of suicide /homicide or murder he should be in peace …. we alll loved to watch him on the SCREEN and we can’t know what he was as a person good or bad but nobody in the whole Bollywood industry can portray the character of Mr. MS Dhoni like Shushant did… I say it nobody….and we all miss him and we loved to see him ..instead of Varuna dhawan or ranveer Singh or Arjun kapoor……I really loved Kia pho Che all the three stars ……

    • First, it’s indian media because few years back, they asked for freedom of speech. It’s not showing India. Currently so many people are struggling on their own while you journalists are ready to sell your own soul for a shit piece of bloody news.
      Second, the print always manipulates news. All of your media people are giving us so called news and recommend us to read in almost every platform like Google, YouTube etc etc. Then you media people are blaming us for having a take on the news

      GET A LIFE ALL MEDIA AND THE PRINT. I BARELY DOUBT YOU PEOPLE ARE SENSIBLE AT ALL

  2. Finally an article that is worth reading. Media has gone insane with prime news channels having nothing to telecast except baseless claims and facts. The !matter is over hyped. What purpose does knowing and criticising her monthly beauty parlour expenses, shopping list, etc serve? There are tonnes of actors and actresses who spend much more than a million on grooming. Why have so many controversies suddenly erupted out of nowhere after an FIR was filed against her. There is no denying that the death is questionable but how and why are you forced to think along the same lines as the complainant. Had an FIR not been filed, would you people even utter rhea’s name? How easily can you people circulate her personal chats on media and allege a relationship between her and mahesh bhatt. Come on girls, don’t you text this way to a very dear close friend, cousin or uncle? People are presenting anything and everything to prtove their point. Wher were you people when the culprits of arushi talvar murder case walked free? It is a huge dent on India. Very disappointing how several other important matters and issues are being sidelined and everyone is so obsessed with someone’s lifestyle, character, etc. The culprit could be anybody..

    • And how much crore you got from SSR’s family + Republic TV + Zee +…+ Bihar police + Bihar Govt + Bollywood lobbies + Subramaniam Swami + more than 15-20 crore Indians to believe & to spread he was killed, drugged, fooled, and especially, not to understand basic article written in English that is innocently favoring dignity of a person not convicted yet.. !

      • Agreed Media is going over board , but the promoters on The Print were the one who targeted Narendra modi in 2002 even those were media trails these so called left leaning Journalists were continuously targeting Modi made him a Villian worldwide and finally he was proven Innocent .So don’t get excited Print running their own propaganda nobody is saying here

        • So if u ask Modi, u against India. Dear, there is no left or right leaning about truth. I am from Ahmedabad & who knows better what happened in 2002. I was supporter of BJP till 2016, now it’s U-turn. Persons we demolished Babri masjid can convert into Muslims. Ideological changes happens based on current events & knowledge. Any sane person, can assert indeed political support. So if u think that Mr Modi shouldn’t under radar at the time, This is nowhere in the world. It’s ur leaning towards him!
          Now this is 2020! Time to grow up! And article talks about personal liberty & appealing to be civilized & matured about current stigma towards a woman. This media trails are worse than Khap Panchayats & can tarnish image of country. What’s political motivation or fund raising u see from this article? Even most comments are negative (As expected!)!

  3. So Print is hired as friendly media by Rhea Chakraborty’s PR team..!! That is why I was wondering that all of a sudden along with Sanjay Raut and ShivSena how Print started attacking Sushant’s family.. Now I know .. Print u got the full payment or there’s still venom to spit. !!
    So Sushant was dipressed, bipolar hmmm people of North India are womanizer.. sala I still thinking ki how low u can stooge down to..!! Just for few pennies..!! Shame on u.. A young meritorious, academic talented young boy died.. someone has killed him.. there’s been murder in name of sucide in all over Mumbai and u so called journalist attack the victim to break them morally assassin there character..!! Feeling pity and disgusting on ur journalism Print..!!

    • Nobody really knows what happened…. neither you do… print media. This article is so dumb… but common sense says ssr did not commit suicide… we cant digest that…. if it was indeed a suicide why are there cover ups? What is the need ? What are they hiding. How can police botch up such a high profile case? Dont these questions mean anything to you? Before writing such dumb articles think and do…. dont give feminism angle to it… obviously it will be the person closest who will be questioned…in case of these type of mysteries deaths…. quite common isn’t? . doesn’t matter man or woman…. dont judge people of our country…. saying what shit you are saying. Introspection required here. If rhea is not guilty…. then as you say … believe in the course of law…. dont you have the faith? But let proper inquiry happen…. sounds fair right?

  4. Well now think: on one side she says she was taking Sushant to a therapist, he was in depression, she was trying to take care of him, so she knew whatever he was going through. On the other hand she requests an enquiry to find out what prompted him to take this step! Can you decode this? Either ways she is trying to direct this towards a suicide case. But he is contradicting herself. There is clearly something fishy here.

  5. Do u know rhea said she wants cbi but then appealed against it 24 hours prior to it?? U arent very good at journalism and somwhow want to bring sexism into this. Sushant died because of watever reason but demanding justice for him does not mean that people dont value other’s.

  6. A lop sided article which clearly shows your bias towards Rhea . As a journalist you should have your pulse on reality and by mocking the intelligence of the citizens of the country who are standing together asking for justice for SSR you are simply belittling your own pathetic self .
    Will no longer read articles from the Print as it is evident that these are paid articles .

  7. A very cleverly written by a feminazi trying to deviate from the real issue that a person was killed by a groupism within the film industry. Where were you when India was blaming Suraj pancholi for murdering Jua Khan? You were nowhere to be found than. It’s burns your ass cause what has happened after SSR ‘s killing is a mass revolution. People coming out against gangs, nepotism, Bollywood and against your Aka’s who keep your back accounts in balance. I pity your in-laws and even your husband. God give them strength to carry on.

    • how is it that sushant die due to groupism if she was killed by rhea according to you. is rhea a daughter of any actor, or a product of your so called groupism. she has acted in not more than 10 movies and its not even that she became a star. just because some people made money due to acting or in a glitzy field doesnt make you inferior to have a grudge on them. come out of this nonsensical mentality and acknowledge that this problem of nepotism is in all fields. this message is not just for you but all the guys who have become the ultimate judges watching what the tv media serves you

  8. With all due respect, for your kind information, Journalism is not about reading the script on the screen but also to bring forth the facts/educate the public. If not so, then how would have been the asharams bapus or Sheena Bora’s be booked and put behind bars. This is the 21 at century and India is proud to have some journalists who speak their heart out for Justice.

  9. You have failed understanding their family’s pain. You are more biased, and this looks like toxic feminism. Since India is in COVID Crisis, we have strengthened to voice out for justice to protect on internet. And grateful for the technology, we are able to witness many truths. We fought for Nirbhaya’s justice so hard that we never gave up until the Justice served. This is the time we will not give up and justice must prevail. Our country must not fall into this trap of corruption and fraud.

  10. It is so sad to see this so called news reporting website taking a dig at the country which is helping them make their bread and butter just to defend a woman who could be a potential murderer

  11. What a dimwit! That devil of a woman who is nothing but a gold digger who can’t even provide evidence of how she could invest extensively. I doubt you have a conscious. I pray it happens to you and you’d weep your heart for the lost of loved one.

  12. You theprint.in guys are pathetic.. I posted my views yesterday and it wasn’t published. Your “moderator” decided to tank it. So much for “good journalism” and freedom of speech and all that crap. Its no wonder you guys are panhandling all the time . I was thinking of subscribing because I really liked some of your articles. But now I wont bother because you guys aren’t worth it.

  13. FAKE PAID ARTICLE! How much did Scamgress/Sena and Bollywood Mafia pay for this article? Full of BULLSHIT! Does anyone even read your shit?

  14. Should you be ashamed??? How low can you stoop! The country already lost a gem in terms of intellect, #SSR. AND HERE WE SEE BRAINLESS EDITORS N AUTHORS TAKING SIDE OF the wrongful people. Do you remember the oaths of journalism???

  15. Ms. Sood,

    While you try to drive your point through your diatribe, you are no different from the people who are demonizing Rhea. Unless you were born a minute ago, you should know that everyone needs someone to hate. For good to triumph, there must be evil to decimate. Don’t imagine you are above it, no one is. Don’t sit on your high horse and pass judgments on people who are judging her. Because that makes you us. And even worse, it makes you a hypocrite.

    And on your writing… I have a few pointers for you..
    1. Don’t confuse verbosity with eloquence.
    2. “Put Paid”???? Are you writing an op-ed in The Hindu circa 1964?
    3. Your last paragraph on nepotism and cliquishness.. what is the context or relevance to this article? Its out of place.
    4. Lastly, it would bode you well to read and follow Orwell’s six rules of writing. You have heard of George Orwell haven’t you?

    • What the WHAT!? Good nerds evil to triumph? Are you actually justifying mob vigilante justice pronouncing someone WHO CAN VERY WELL BE INNOCENT guilty by media trial?

      I hope sincerely that you find yourself unfairly at the receiving end of such a perception war. You deserve to UNDERSTAND why your thinking is so deeply flawed.

      Oh and pointing out stupid issues in the article, really? How about fixing the gaping holes in your critical reasoning and moral fabric? Invest there instead!

  16. OMGODDD…so true on this…(for a change)
    Cant believe the amount of trolls and slut shaming.. ex GF and people who have never met or worked with him taking sooo much mileage….it was some family drama where sisters dont like the GF…now shebhas become India’s enemy…she used his cards because he gave her….he was living with her….!! How everyone has become experts in mental health, handwriting analysis even post morten!!

  17. Your Shitty views and opinions.. Thank god.. Print is already dilineating from your aritcleby issuing a disclaimer : as author’s shitty personal opinions”..

    I thank you; for giving this article a perfect title. as this has saved our time from going through this article… We Indians have not even read a sentence of it!!. and only giving comments..

  18. This article is only proves her Sisterly love of Samira Sood for Reah Chakraborty… If you really are a journo or what ever your claim to fame is in your mind…
    you would hv never written this piece of shit… I am sure “Indians” must not have read your bullshit piece as its heading says it all about your take and your criminality. talking about the fake feminism…

  19. What rubbish and why are you re-posting this article every hour ?? Search engine optimisation pe trust karo , don’t resort to cheap methods !!!

  20. To a certain extent you are right. The public talking, personally I think is not toxic. What is toxic is the PSYCHIATRIST and the POLICE giving out information. For example pictures of his body. Also, what kind of psychiatrist divulges information about her client.
    As for Rhea, I don’t know if she did money laundering or drugged Sushant. Though it does sound like she did. BUT WHAT KIND OF WOMAN LET’S THE MAN PAY FOR EVERYTHING. Rhea claims to be modern, she claims to be in a live-in relationship, In Modern relationships couples go splits on expenses.
    She not only used his cards but even paid her brother’s expense. — Now, RHEA IS TOXIC

  21. msSood

    You should adopt brevity. See Orwell’s six rules of writing . It’ll help, or maybe not.

    You have demonized the Aam Aadmi who has demonized rhea. So you’re no different. Get off your high horse and accept that people need a villian to hate. Including you!

    My advice – If rhea is found guilty then you should retract this article and eat humble pie. If not, Carry on with your writing because Aam Aadmi doesn’t give a $#@!. He will find another villian in no time and give you gristle for your mills. In any case you’re a blogger at best who needs sensationalism .

    See.. I made a villian of you (I rest my case)

  22. Looks like Rhea’s PR machinery is in full swing. Why don’t you also write about multiple points of failure in the investigation and the unholy nexus between politicians, movie stars and Mumbai police?

  23. The death of Sushant Singh Rajput was truly a sad moment for the country. It brought many things in front. The Bollywood and political connections, the nepotism and reading paid news articles like these that are published to pursue people against them . Do you think it is okay for anyone to take out above Rs. 14 crore from a dead man’s account? Don’t show what they are saying. Show what they are doing. What CBI and the Supreme is saying. They all have taken Rhea as a suspect. When the other state’s police has to probe into the matter, it says a lot. She is guilty of something. And they have taken one of the most loved faced in India. We aren’t going to sit back while we see our Democracy take a toll on his death and have a field day. Your media is the fault where villians are shown innocent, despite their actions and victims are blamed beyond death. She keeps creating conspiracy and so you are saying Indians are at fault against one person. You are saying that there is only one person who is has money and powerful connections, and keeps creating conspiracies or keeps going back on her word around these things. Shame on your print. Shame on your journalism. Sushant will win. He has citizen journalism with him and he doesn’t need these paid redundant article on him.

  24. Wow looks like Print has decided to be our only rightous voice of reason by attacking Sushant’s family for simply being indian, from bihar or because the father is a ‘man’? Print attacks becuase everyone is attacking Rhea so someones got to attack on her behalf. Do you see the irony, your farce and utter hypocrisy ?

    Yes witch hunting and media practises are to be questioned and debated, includes your publication too. but there is a bigger issue to be tackled first, that of the unnatural death of the deceased. Dont try your hand at grabbing the stage and jump up and down with excitement at pushing your agenda. Practise some restrain and empathy As a jornalist.

  25. I think this article is written to support rhea and the people behind her. How can you call it a simple suicide? Was there any note of suicide? What about Disha’s death? Why Sushant died within a week of her death? Why he was changing so many sims? Even before the media, people have started expressing doubts about his death. This is a people’s movement for a very talented young man who was not just an actor. He was well educated and had interest in astronomy too. So, he has a very special place in our hearts. Don’t make sweeping comments about India and Indians.

  26. Let’s all start a movement and ban this newspaper “The Print” for spreading lies about Sushant’s family and supporting Rhea Chakraborty. Imagine what his 74 year old dad must be going through. The family got along well with Ankita Lokhande, even she was a big city girlfriend then why would they have problem with Rhea. Rhea is the main villain and let’s boycott “The Print” We support Sushant. Also Rhea is using Sushant’s money to buy newspapers like “The Print”

  27. This case has resonated with urban middle and rich class where media propoganda of abla naari doesnt hold true. Its this class that has faced maximum abuse from laws like 498a and sadly none of the mainstreaam media showed this aspect where even men could be in abusive relationships.

  28. One of the stupidest article, i wasted my few seconds on. Please get a life and stop generalising things. How low can you get just to attract more readers and earn few penny?

  29. Yes. She’s perfect. And she’s proving it. One diary page and WhatsApp screenshot at a time.
    And going by your own words, how exactly are YOU helping address real issues like toxic workplace, mental health or unfair something? Even you’re dipping your pen in the same ink – which is the current hot topic of the mystery around SSR’s demise. You’re no journalism purist. So don’t act so.

  30. The writer of this article and people who thinks that she is innocent must be unaware of what she actually is and what she is capable of .People are not dumb to point finger at her without reason. You should analyse two sides of a coin before writing an article.
    It sucks….People writing articles showing her as victim.

  31. Is there any button to downgrade this article? I am shocked how a massive amount of inappropriate information been used without using a tiny bit of common sense!!

  32. Wow! You proved again why you are not one of the top prints in the country. We would also like to know how do you come up with these crap!? Why not write about it next? Definitely would get more reads 😉

  33. Dear Author,
    Two consecutive articles are published now highlighting Rhea’s ethnicity- was it required? Does it not send wrong message when people are already so emotionally fueled up. As for the actor’s vulnerability and the actress scheme, these are two adults which I am not interested in. However as part of a larger mass, I do connect with the unfair practices in workplaces, heartbreaks, infidelity, and constant judgements that had upset him – check his interviews ( ps before he died I watched just one of his film). This is an unbiased view. His intellectual capacity would not have deterred him to declare as depressed or bipolar as many identify in today’s society. He was honest, well intentioned and beyond the pretences. So yes I disagree with the content being a Bengali woman myself. I would say the events are unnatural and needs proper inspection before a hurried judgment of “suicide” and Rhea as being the closest person would have many details considering his FD was broken for her (such trust can mean either extreme loyalty or can be considered as a scheme). And Mumbai is an expensive city.
    And let’s say it was a suicide then also -Any action is preceded by some reasons, valid ones – what are those ?
    Personal views.

  34. By saying Rumored partner,in the introduction.It is safe to say I havent wasted my time reading it.Since,Rhea has accepted she is the partner.So sad to see you guys are propagating fake news.
    Or you guys are soo small ,you are creating click baiting articles.

  35. It’s time sushants family makes print accountable for his murder Along with rhea and her accomplices. Prints vulgar articles are a byproduct of the rot emanating from the lawlessness of mumbai police and the nexus behind. May each of your family member go thru the same ordeal.

  36. Please read the article heading yourself before publishing it. There is supposed to be an editorial team, are they dead or were they on leave? What kind of journalism is this, in the name of free speech. Of course I’m not saying rhea is guilty, it’s just series of events and people are connected in this case and nobody is giving a damn except 24×7 media or public (in ur word, Indians). U can always say not to persume rhea guilty until it’s proven but this article is exactly doing the opposite. If u don’t wanna take sides, You could always be neutral. What u did here is really not acceptable. Also, why are u dragging Indians and india into this. Do u have any idea if Indians or 24×7 media’s hadn’t been this dedicated to fight for Sushant, by this time mumbai police would close this case saying it was a suicide. Please do proper investigation before Posting such articles. It’s easy for u to say ur opinion outloud just because u didn’t have a proper story to post. You can always post ur opinion on your social media timeline, Don’t waste people’s time. I don’t know how many supporter u have lost, but I’m one of them.

  37. Pseudo Feminism and Paid journalism at its best. People like you will start to make rubbish and non sensical stories about SSR, but people aren’t dumb headed and they know one thing’s for sure, how intelligent and noble a soul he was, no matter how much you deny him of justice, he will be the celebrated hero.
    Stop protecting women commiting crime, Don’t destroy feminism you guys.
    Horrendous article.

  38. So proud of the people at print. You’re a voice for the voiceless. I have had similar experience in personal life. Patriarchy harms everyone, not just females. Living up to the expectations of a family who doesn’t really know who you are can be excruciatingly painful. In this case the family has rallied such toxicity using media to air dirty laundry & push their personal opinion through politics and connections & public outcry. You put your child on a pedestal so he can do no wrong, he cannot fumble or struggle. He’s a God! No child will come to you with their struggles. The middle-aged son (i mean his flatmates number was with his family!!!) had effectively cut their interfering ways off and so they’ve hijacked the narrative to blame someone.

    Without any valid proof whatsoever. My 35 year old husband who’s in the army, his family tried to do the same thing. He has issues like everyone, he’s a metalhead, he drinks, smokes he’s so much more than what they think they know about him & has done a bunch of wild things in his life. Do his parents know who he is??? NO. Over the years he’s distanced himself from them without ever telling them how destructive their parenting had been to him. He’s poured all his shared & all his poison with me and I’ve tried to cope & share it with him. Thankfully he saw what was happening

    • Hope he doesn’t end up flaccid and hope you won’t leave him suspiciously just a few days before he turns up that way with 3 properties worth 20-30 crores in your father’s name. Will you not agree in that case the whole narrative changes..its not simply a case of living a wild life away from family’s interference. Look where it lead him. If the company was good he would have been alive and thriving instead he was seen with dark circles sleeping whole day. All his staff suspiciously changed by Rhea, his residence changes, his numbers changed. His expenditures increasing multiple fold. His partner partying while he is kept inebriated in a room. I hope you are not the same kind of partner if you are so boasting of being able to relate to Rhea so much.

  39. This article is such a disgrace!! The writer and the media house should get their hands on some real journalism and not put up these low taste pieces that almost favour the primary accused.
    SHAME ON THE PRINT!!!!

  40. THIS PUBLISHER AND AUTHOR HAVE NO HUMANITY, THEY SHOULD BE BANNED AND CASE SHOULD BE FILED ASAINGT THEM, SHAME ON U AUTHOR SHAME ON U WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE U R FAVOURING REAH CHAKROBOTY .

  41. Oh, now I understood what justice is. It is ignoring all the contradictions, evidences and blindly rely on a woman who has not answered any question, Who asks for CBI and then oppose CBI.

    Please enlighten when will be the public justified in calling out a woman, I mean what evidences, facts etc. should come out when the current public outrage will be justified in your eyes as well as the author’s.

    • oh come one. Only when it is proved , the evidences that you are talking about are by trp hungry media. nothing is proved yet

  42. Well done print. The level of toxicoty amonf Indians levelled by the media is too high. The very fact that you have published something which is against the mass opinion tells that you care about privacy and real justice more than the comedy journalism playee by the other media houses

  43. Print, thank you so much. Toxicity is contagious. The level of toxicity in Indian media, which is in turn taken by the general public is very very high. Nobody is letting the organisations do their job. Dirty Politics has gotten involved. Surprised to see even an educated person behave like an illiterate. Everybodys questioning why rhea left him the last 4 days. Nobodys questioning why his elder sister left him? Now shes crying and whimpering. Bitter but truth is if rhea is to blamed, his family is to be blamed too. It is plain suicide. We as a society has failed him

    • Oh, now I understood what justice is. It is ignoring all the contradictions, evidences and blindly rely on a woman who has not answered any question, Who asks for CBI and then oppose CBI.

      Please enlighten when will be the public justified in calling out a woman, I mean what evidences, facts etc. should come out when the current public outrage will be justified in your eyes as well as the author’s.

      • you will understand only if you are accused of any such charges. Think from her perspective. Its possible that she is not that guilty as we are making her. Just becauuse she was a girlfriend of a celebrity she is being mishandled by media and general public. Nothing is proved yet

    • The facts are out…… And many of them do not involve Rhea Chakraborty…… People are not only accusing her but a number of people including the son of the chief minister of Maharashtra
      …… Plus feminism does not mean not standing up for the other gender ……. When we did not have proof against Rhea Chakraborty ,many people supported her ….. And the truth is the family knows more than we do….. So you cannot comment on whether it was a suicide or not………And the Kala jaadu in today’s time involves the use of drugs for your kind information(its a crime)……. Plus if she was innocent how and why did she talk to the Bandra DCP…..of you know a little about law and protocol you would know that you cannot at any cost talk to the DCP if you are a prime suspect…. And that includes everyone who maintained contact with him around that time(including his sister)….And his sister has also received a ton of backlash if you weren’t aware….. And if you know anything about WhatsApp and text you would know it’s very easy to manipulate information
      Sometimes in the name of feminism people really forget what feminism is
      PS: It is a clear cut murder….. Before any media sensationalizing,it was the public who was speaking out…. The simplest evidence being the height of Sushant sir being manipulated….. Please before commenting anything get your facts checked…… Also it’s because of people like you that justice is not served … Because for you the case is closed before it has started …. If we stand up for justice we are toxic …. Where in the world is it written that a women cannot be wrong??? Have you had a look at the Sheena Bora murder case??
      It is because of people like you that real feminists have to face a ton of shit each day
      …. If we stand up for a woman, bravo! And if for a man in which a woman is being accused the toxic….. Where is this stated

  44. The articles released by this website are all in poor taste. Toxic feminism where not called for is responsible for true victims of patriarchy not getting justice. It’s the reason women aren’t taken seriously when they are speaking out rightly. As a self-respecting independent woman myself I feel ashamed of such posts on behalf of my gender.
    It’s true that media should be professional and put out facts and not judgements. They shouldn’t use offensive words. Public is knowledgeable to form their own opinions. This site however doesn’t adhere to any norms either.
    Please put out sensible articles which are well researched rather than abusive articles to a community or a country with the airs of being above everyone.
    Last time I checked Feminism didn’t involve calling out a female suspected of a crime.
    As for the message about donations, I for one won’t consider donating to this site which demeans Indians.

    • Well said. My thoughts exactly. who are these writers who do not understand the basic pulse of the common sense. When a murder happens, be it anyone, we need to accept the reality and move on. Looks like it’s a paid up atricle written to support the girlfriend. Even when there are so many evidences, how can the reporter not perceive the basic underlining factor….one more article of him being Sharavan kumar is distasteful too..

  45. Thank you for writing this. I was wondering if there isn’t a single sensible news outlet in this country that would callout the blatant witch-hunting and sexist rage that’s been unleashed on Rhea. I don’t know if she is guilty or not. But I do know she too deserves a fair trial in court – mark my words here..’in court’ – and NOT at the hands of Media or all-knowing public. Until then, let’s please try to extend the basic civil behaviour to Rhea that every human being deserves.

  46. Awesome article..but many so called school going people will give expert advice and will abuse .. infact they will reply me in dirty language..par isse unki aukat pata chalti hai.. abhi tak investigation pura hua bhi nahi aur so called SSR k fans ne logoko Ded month tak torture kiya..aur ab Rhea ko villian bana diya..ek bar un logoko SSR ki family bhi kitni selfish hai dikhta nahi..SSR me wrong decision liya suicide ka..aaj agar wo zinda hota to zarur Rhea se shadi karta

  47. This article is such a sham. One word comes to mind – awwww’ 😂
    Stop portraying this woman as abla naari.
    I am sure she knew what she was doing, she isn’t a naive little girl (anyone who wants to know how witchy she can be – watch her on mtv teen diva, she was so cunning at 15). She may not be involved directly but she’s not completely innocent either. Actions have consequences. Just to point out, you are doing exactly what your article is trying to highlight and btw it’s failing immensely.
    Who made you the judge?!?

    • And who made you and all Sushant chamche one. Abusing in a vile manner everyone without any proof. Even if all tests say it is suicide and even doctors said that fellow had bipolar disorder and so extreme depression that he even could not take depression pills. A simple case of suicide by depression. Call it murder when tests show so, if ever.

  48. Shame on the writer, with your superiority dumbness, your are too small to talk about India. Anyways you got your money via cliks for your absurd article, feed yourself for your next stupidity.

  49. The writer should work from home for a longggg time. Perhaps she should give up this job and become Rhea’s secretary.

    What a shitty article! Wasted 10 mins.

  50. Don’t put your irrational, almost stupid feminist view everywhere. One look at the bills footed by Sushant for her and her family should be enough for you to know what your tribe is capable of doing. This is not an example of misogynistic view of the country, the forgetting of the alleged rape of a 16 year old girl allegedly by “members of a particular community” in a single day is. This is why feminism doesn’t hold any water. Outrage where it’s due is justified. Feminism everywhere is not.

  51. Don’t put your irrational, almost stupid feminist view everywhere. One look at the bills footed by Sushant for her and her family should be enough for you to know what your tribe is capable of doing. This is not an example of misogynistic view of the country, the forgetting of the alleged rape of a 16 year old girl allegedly by “members of a particular community” in a single day is. This is why feminism doesn’t hold any water. Outrage where it’s due is justified. Feminism everywhere is not.

  52. Toxic Bihari families!!!??? When you point to a family you beat the purpose because those families also have women in them. Hence the mere heading itself is misogyny!
    Im not a Bihari and am a woman like you, but I am not dumb enough to bring racism into the problem of misogyny. Having lived in a few continents, is enough to validate Misogyny as a global problem where India plays a part. To perceive it as a problem of Bihar is either a desperate attempt to generate traffic through controversy or just misogyny itself.
    This article is therefore divisive, racist and hidden misogyny without even discussing the people highlighted.

  53. Media in this country be it electronic or ‘print’ is biased. So instead of blaming the other balance each other out. The Print cannot complain about being biased considering where the loyalties lie.

  54. Beside the writer is trying to show mirror to all Indians in this article; I fail to understand the conclusion he is putting here. Does he want to say that the one case where public is waking up to injustice, should also have been quashed like of others?
    And future should continue like this …. ? May be my perception is faulty here.
    Changes come to common man through the leaders/celebrities is what life has taught us all.

    Sushant Singh Rajput is a face to many like him, and speculation of general public is better than paid journalism.

  55. Our country will take at least 25 years to get to this paradigm of thinking. Most people can’t even fully grasp what the article is trying to say and people are simply furious for not calling out the “criminals” declared by the public and the media. This is another example of black or white thinking, the only kind of thinking that most people in our country understand (see the comment section itself). For example, instead of blaming Rhea, if you simply say it has not been proven yet what her role in this case exactly was, and why not wait and watch instead of creating narratives, then you’d be called a PR or some other paid person(even you are from Salman Khan’s team, which is hilarious btw). Unless you really know if the person is actually guilty then why is there so much rage and abuses? This kind of mindset is so dangerous because it can happen to anyone. What if tomorrow you’d falsely get accused of rape? The entire social media will declare you a rapist before being proven of your innocence, take Rishi Singh case, for example, a 12th class child who was falsely declared a “rapist” by social media overnight resulting in his suicide. Whatever narrative is most convenient at a given point in time you’d simply believe that with 0% doubt. Sure, there are pieces of evidence to support a narrative, but unless it’s proven, why not wait?
    Take Sarabhjit’s case, for instance. Before his acquittal, the entire country called him a rapist, as a result, he lost his job and 5 years of his life(imagine the emotional distress he went through thanks to people’s judgment). Media and public trials are damn easy because you just need the internet and a keyboard and no need to give a rat’s ass about the person you’re commenting about and it’s consequences. You can never be a skeptic in this country because if you don’t pick a side or call out someone a “criminal” declared by the masses, then by default you belong to the other side and a “protector”.

    • Are you serious? I mean people like you exist in India? Such a sensible comment. I get fraustrated and sad seeing this stupid attitude from most people. And when I tell them this I am ridiculed. Thank you for your comments, made me feel that I am not alone..

    • That sounded the most reasonable of all comments. The catch however is we cannot outrightly demean the public hue and cry which became the reason for central agencies to step in. It’s more than crystal clear now the Mumbai police had not been working upto it’s name. If there had not been any public outrage for the same, this case would have been cold shouldered long ago.

  56. Insane, absurd and stupid news… Disappointed with this idiotic narration. May be report is completely clueless and biased on this particular article i.e. patriarchy, which is not relevant to this case or media trial…. Use some common sense while writing. Means how you could bring feminism here.
    I don’t watch tv nor read much of news since April 20 (nor any of whatsapp group posted anything on this matter) meaning not bugged with media or rumours. Still i can feel something is wrong. And you are writting an article that only media is creating fuss…
    While writing practice some unbiased thinking ask questions 1st to yourself…. Dont just write whatever comes to your mind; it happens that we get involved in some other thoughts but don’t write it as article, give a next level. Thought or question yourself.
    Get well soon…

    • It’s is based on the people who judges everyone on the level of their negativity. It’s truly written here that how people just want some one to be blamed for his death.. i am seeing this from past 2 months and it’s getting g worst with time.
      Nepotism:-he got big projects so you can’t blame big directors here
      Then Rhea:/ if she did something to him then also, his family was aware they should be equally blamed for his death.
      They can do message to some police for complaint but can’t go and register it how normal people would do it.
      They say he was not talking to him but still we can see that her sister shared messages which was with him. The. How on earth he was talking to them.
      And yes this is true indian society where you own son will be a chota innocent bacha to whom any body can do anything because ya he is innocent and he can’t do any thing

  57. I think this article is in support of her or published for her… Let faith decide who is culprit and not. Who is playing hide and seek here?

  58. Very valid point of view. I am happy that someone has dared to talk against the popular public opinion/ mass hysteria. I know it doesn’t go well with general public as seen in the comments above. But that doesn’t prove the opinion circulated as the reality. Rather the general view of publicly holding someone guilty without waiting for the verdict only for their mental satisfaction shows that as a society somewhere we are very backward and only few people can see things through. I really appreciate the author to come up with this opinion knowing that in general people will bash this opinion. However, it is good to know that there are some people in this country who can understand the intricate aspect of this matter.

  59. Now feminist propaganda is started by most biased news agency The Print.. shame on this writer. If we reverse the gender and place rhea into sushant place… This rascal The print will demand death sentence to sushant…. THE PRINT IS EXPERT IN PORTRAYING WOMEN AS ABLA NARI AND MEN A PERPETRATOR OF ALL EVILS…….SHAME ON YOU AND GET WELL SOON

    • One more article to manipulate the general sentiment of the public..yes some of the points stated are true, but please don’t take everyone away from the fact that something is not right with the whole suicide theory..”the print”, get a life and stand for justice and don’t try to idolize the bad person here.
      A blond like her,first asks for a CBI enquiry and then worries about the federal constitution of India,if that happens..
      Even small kids get the logic,don’t know how this presstitutes don’t get it!!

  60. Now feminist propaganda is started by most biased news agency The Print.. shame on this writer. If we reverse the gender and place rhea into sushant place… This rascal The print will demand death sentence to sushant…. THE PRINT IS EXPERT IN PORTRAYING WOMEN AS ABLA NARI AND MEN A PERPETRATOR OF ALL EVILS…….SHAME ON YOU AND GET WELL SOON

  61. People also very much think that few English speaking idiotic fictious characters like joker gupta, Pannalal Roy and tejbeep are unnecessary for india and are bottlenecks in prosperity of india.there aim is to always create unrest in sections of society and target hinduism.because there bosses are either from Italy or from china.

  62. Who is funding you, the print?
    Who are you trying to save ?

    Do you think you are an expert by writing a baseless and non sense articals to satisfy the your investors and trying to be the best pimp for them and against #SSR. Indian are with sushant and you are with the murderer because you have the fund from murderer to speak shit against sushant

    I even dont consider your journalism of prime importance you are not even recognized in the news platform

  63. Look at your third class self The PRINT… already out to defend Rhea in this article without waiting for the investigations and condemn “toxic Bihari families” in another. We see how you degrade the Indian Spirit of the people and we can surely see the timing of these articles.
    Some nerve you have pulling this with the kind of stagnant agenda based journalism you already do.. that’s just another muck bag in your kitty.

  64. The very indians like you have lost their sensitivity. Now you are expecting his father to act like a dumb and do nothing , isn’t. Now don’t post any other stupid and irrelevant articles stating that one should not judge Rhea Chakraborty for not showing even little expected feelings for his boyfriend whom she claimed to love immensely because as far as I know about normal “HUMANS ” they do feel pain, sadness , sorrow and even loose their interest from living her life. But what she is doing is commendable, running away from all that shit ,which she herself had spread. Btw , all parents think their son to be SHRAVAN KUMAR , so stop your stupid so called feminist misconceptions. Go and clear your definition of Feminism and Humanity . Freedom of press doesn’t means posting irrelevant and trash in open , generalizing the whole country. And even if you don’t learn this thing from here , Your Karma will eventually come to teach you the same , and then re think about your baseless and senseless indea

  65. So your issue is with Indians asking questions? Why did you fail to write how mumbai police didn’t even lodge an FIR, said CCTV footage or crime day is missing, doesn’t collect fingerprints, nail clippings or even fails to seal the crime scene. There are tons of lapses from police and you forget to mention them?
    You have lost credibility the print, writing biased article shows a desperate attempt to protect the accused.

    villain in Rhea Chakraborty

  66. Well I agree with thought of media and people having no value to their opinion are creating their versions of truth. But this is normal social tendency and happens worldwide.

    The way this website publishes articles under opinion section, they have proved their antinational views. I don’t know what kind of people sponsor such websites.

  67. You seem to be so bothered about Rhea and are too eager to prove her innocent. You have a problem with the people stereotyping the Bengali community but are you not just doing the same as I did come across another column from your very own agency stereotyping how Bihari families treat their sons.
    Stop this PR game, giving a really tough fight to Rajeev Masand. His loss, your gain?

    • i agree, their frustration is clear from poorly written article against tons of facts already out in public domain. It proves how these media houses are bought by some biggies of BOllywood.

  68. One thing I don’t understand is from where do you people get the knowledge about whole country of more than a billion people. Blaming “India” and “Indian-ness” is a great way to write a “woke” article. But at least mention the facts about how she has been proved guilty for money laundering, and is a blow to feminism and the echoes of “patriarchy”. The main news is she is being protected by Mumbai police. But your “journalism” doesn’t seem to care about any of these. Kudos! Success will be yours xD.

  69. Let us accept a fact that we collectively as Indians have given a special status to our celebrities, be it actors or sportstars. We associate everything good with them and on a subconscious level believe that they are blessed with a great life. Now, when something such as unnatural death occurs to a person of that strata it is but natural that common mass would want to know why? Now coming to the sexism and misogynist approach of many…. do point me out when was it not a part of the society? You cannot expect that ingrained incorrect values to be washed away in a single stance. And if there was no hue cry over SSR’s death their wouldn’t have been more probes. Not everyone can have it. But not everyone has earned it. Anyone with strong determination can achieve it though. If Rhea is found guilty I believe this serves her right! But what if ppl could got away with murdering a famous personality and with people brushing the evidences under the carpet?

  70. Whoever wrote it, a big salute from my side, atleast everyone have not lost their sense. What a crazy world we are living in.

  71. A wonderful article…
    With comment section, we can very well see that these audience are anti Indian who does not value democratic values.
    Instead of barging at the writer, they should be concerned about what all problems people are facing in flood and covid 19 affected areas..

  72. What an absurd article!!
    The real issue is not mental health in this case. His death is not an opportunity to spread awareness about mental health, unhealthy workplace, etc.
    His family has pressed charges of abetment to suicide against Rhea which can’t be ignored.
    The role of Mumbai police can’t be ignored. At least the media coverage is helping to spread awareness about how rich and powerful control the bureaucracy and police force of India.

    If you really want to spread awareness about mental health, then you need any death to spread that.

  73. I am dam sure that this is a paid article which was paid by Rhea and team.. shameless

    I don’t understand how did you miss that she replaced all the staff and she left him exactly before he ended himself.,

    Rhea is a lier and that was proven already.. and yes if we don’t get justic from police and we will start doing investigation by ourselves.,

  74. Our country will take at least 25 years to get to this paradigm of thinking. Most people can’t even fully grasp what the article is trying to say and people are simply furious for not calling out the “criminals” declared by the public and the media. This is another example of black or white thinking, the only kind of thinking that most people in our country understand (see the comment section itself). For example, instead of blaming Rhea, if you simply say it has not been proven yet what her role in this case exactly was, and why not wait and watch instead of creating narratives, then you’d be called a PR or some other paid person(even you are from Salman Khan’s team, which is hilarious btw). Unless you really know if the person is actually guilty then why is there so much rage and abuses? This kind of mindset is so dangerous because it can happen to anyone. What if tomorrow you’d falsely get accused of rape? The entire social media will declare you a rapist before being proven of your innocence, take Rishi Singh case, for example, a 12th class child who was falsely declared a “rapist” by social media overnight resulting in his suicide. Whatever narrative is most convenient at a given point in time you’d simply believe that with 0% doubt. Sure, there are pieces of evidence to support a narrative, but unless it’s proven, why not wait?
    Take Sarabhjit’s case, for instance. Before his acquittal, the entire country called him a rapist, as a result, he lost his job and 5 years of his life(imagine the emotional distress he went through thanks to people’s judgment). Media and public trials are damn easy because you just need the internet and a keyboard and no need to give a rat’s ass about the person you’re commenting about and it’s consequences. You can never be a skeptic in this country because if you don’t pick a side or call out someone a “criminal” declared by the masses, then by default you belong to the other side and you’re their “protector”.

    • Yeah the sign of intelligence and wisdom is to be able to stay comfortably in uncertainty, without bias, and let the truth emerge as clearly as the sun and moon.

      I was wondering where all the intelligent oppa are. I found one here and that too a handsome one!

    • Hi Monte Cristo

      Yeah the sign of intelligence and wisdom is to be able to stay comfortably in uncertainty, without bias, and let the truth emerge as clearly as the sun and moon.

      I was wondering where all the intelligent oppa are. I found one here and that too a handsome one!

    • Nope, it proves how media is bought by these gangsters, and common opinion is driven by common sense which states truth. But some are paid to lie.

    • Insane, absurd and stupid news… Disappointed with this idiotic narration. May be report is completely clueless and biased on this particular article i.e. patriarchy, which is not relevant to this case or media trial…. Use some common sense while writing. Means how you could bring feminism here.
      I don’t watch tv nor read much of news since April 20 (nor any of whatsapp group posted anything on this matter) meaning not bugged with media or rumours. Still i can feel something is wrong. And you are writting an article that only media is creating fuss…
      While writing practice some unbiased thinking ask questions 1st to yourself…. Dont just write whatever comes to your mind; it happens that we get involved in some other thoughts but don’t write it as article, give a next level. Thought or question yourself.
      Get well soon…

  75. I didnot bother to read beyond a few lines…
    As many have accussed Rhea PR bought, i dont think so. Too pedestrian writing!
    Wish i could ‘Report’ this writer and page and block for writing in defence of a criminal.
    Disgusting #ThePrint

  76. I’m only amazed how Rhea is such a important problem. Well, I support the article, I do not care what you think about me because I already have a superiority complex ( as highlighted in the article- expert ). Everyone please continue.

    • What appears common sense to entire country and can be seen as murder within few seconds of watching the body is not clear to this writer. We are always the average of the 5 people that surround us. If someone does a suicide then also the cause is the average of 5 people around us. Death is a negative number – you cannot have a negative number if Sushant was surrounded by loyal trusted positive friends. The very fact that an FIR has not been registeredis suspicious. Rhea will go to Jail and your article will join history with her which she can perhaps enjoy reading inside the jail.

  77. Shitty ass news. You literally are insane. A society is much bigger than a paper when people are finding problems and inconsistency your shitty ass print will came to say otherwise because vomiting on the nation’s news feed is your old habit. Please refrain from your “opinion”
    Nobody has ever asked for it and this world will definitely do alot greater with you isolated in a room then roaming about on the streets.

  78. If not biased then you should have just presented the confirmed facts and not your opinion about others. This is not news. This is called running an agenda. You are doing the same thing you are blaming others for. And how much were you paid? What they are doing for TRP , you are doing for money. And also this this news is so biased that you have shown just one corner of a really big picture. Sharam krlo thora

      • If u think the screenshots of WhatsApp messages of the Haryana police person to mumbai dgp are a hoax then hats off to ur blindness…can’t wake up someone who pretends to be sleeping

    • You hit the nail on the head. The Print should be shut down. Print and the Wire are spewing venom without any constructive criticism

  79. I am sure articles on this site are paid people are trying to defame Sushant family members…shame on you…rhea is a murderer and nobody can save her…stop writing such rubbish articles

  80. The ED (n not the Moronic Public) has found her guilty in a Money Laundering scam ! Funny how u managed to make her seem innocent there as well . Sure u got a big piece of that pie for writing this Biased thrash .

  81. Absolutely trying to divert attention, portraying Indians are intellectually foolish…just as SSR was portrayed depressed… we are critical about the truth behind planned conspiracy which perhaps is the clan you belong.

  82. ThePrint had been sold to PR of Rhea. That’s why they are publishing in support of Rhea. There is another article by Ms Jyoti Yadav which is utter rubbish. Shame on you. People are not fools, they do understand your vested interest. It’s time to come on right track or you will destroy yourself.

    • Don’t be biased….

      Let the court find the guilty.
      Have respect and allow system to function.Do not pre judge

      Please understand that the core media is deciding and making you think, talk and believe what they want you to.

    • Shekhar Gupta worked for NDTV only.
      India Today, NDTV, The Print, Aaj tak all belong to one coterie. These Lutyens Delhi journalism follow their own code of journalism.
      Done with the projected falsehood of mental health also. Covertly administering medicines to someone to induce an illness is a crime. & if & when this gets proven, I, as a citizen of India, will make you apologise @ The Print!

  83. I absolutely do not understand why the print is so hell bent on saving the criminals with regards to Sushant’s case.I can only think of one reason – since the current uproar over Sushant’s death is invested so much with middle class aspirations and fears that the intellectuals and elitists find it hard to identify themselves with the issue. What they do instead is come up with an alternative narrative that not only dilutes the case but also disrespects the victim and the family and the common man’s expectation for justice. I just want to ask where were you guys when a fake sexual harrassment was levelled against Sushant. From a feminist perspective, these allegations which were baseless and agenda-driven are a threat to the very movement of feminism. Why weren’t you guys alarmed then and come to his defence and save feminism from the agenda-driven people? I am shocked. You know people do not scare me, it’s media houses like you who pretend to be voice of reason scare me. In a stupid article written with regards to sushant here- some shravan kumar shit – made some basesless assumptions about sushant’s relationship with his family on the basis of interviews. How are you any different from the media houses that you think cannot accept that a man can be in depression and hence inventing conspiracy theories. What are you guys doing. You people fill me with panic and anxiety. So much hypocrisy in this world. Please fix your thoughts and ideas. Else no one will care to pay you and support your work. Filthy to say the least .

    • If Rhea is guilty….let court try the case and punish….

      Let it happen…. Why people and media create stories…..

      That’s what the article says….

      Don’t be a voice to other’s thoughts…

  84. It is due to agencies like you the Real culprits always escape. They get the courage to do the wrong and slip away without being caught red handed. You don’t get to decide what should happen. It is upto his family and the court. It is now in the hands of CBI. If you really have any humanity stop posting these articles. It seems all this doesn’t make any sense to you. It’s worthless to try put some sense in your brain. You will only be remembered because you tried to manipulate us and hurt the public’s sentiments, nothing more than that.

  85. nonsense !!!!
    Have u been paid by the movie mafia to write these things !
    To create a soft corner for Rhea in our hearts !
    U r so fake and corrupted

  86. What a biased , shitty article, very patronising towards fans, divisive ( cow belt region) , pseudo feminist, She has completely ignored the basics in journalism which are HARD FACTS in the case- financial fraud . While it is hard to prove/not yet proven about the depression medicines etc, bank account statements do not lie nor does the fact that she and her brother had NO INcOME

  87. Just don’t write anything shitty about anyone for the sake of getting publicity and gaining views. The Print should really think once while choosing his colleagues. Bad journalism and a fake and nonsense article. Journalists like these wrongfully use their freedom of speech

  88. Just don’t write anything shitty about anyone for the sake of getting publicity and gaining views. The Print should really think once while choosing his colleagues. Bad journalism and a fake and nonsense article. Journalists like these wrongfully use their freedom of speech

  89. 3 objective and common sense questions, reply or shut up
    1) if she demanded CBI inquiry with folded hands just few days back why now her lawyer trying to avoid CBI and can only rely on Mumbai Police who neither declaring this suicide to close case nor interrogating any lead and SC had to push them to file a report
    2) if there is nothing to hide and only sipper is what she has of SSR why asked ED to postpone till SC verdict
    3) even if she left SSR after argument why she blocked him and continue to engage with staff

  90. She is a prime suspect in an FIR filed by CBI.
    Why are u taking sides?The fact that today the entire nation is talking about this case n has gone to cbi is mainly because of those so called ‘cospiracy theorists’ n ‘pompous news channels’. How have u helped in bringing notice of the fact that Sushant case is not a suicide like it was announced in first 15 minutes of spotting his death body?. Why does you sweet spot lie in you guys feeding us with whatever propaganda n agenda that u want and that we consuming it with no criticism?. This article n many others in these lines scream nothing but ‘insecurity ‘. Insecurity that the power of your rhetoric is slowly slipping away from u to the public This is first of a kind, where the public has gone against the rhetoric of an entire system of government, police department n sold out media channels with 24/7 of distracting us with non credible news to shift our focus from truth. Yet the people this time chose to see the truth. N from on, they will continue to do so.So are u saying that u bunch of journalists can see through the ‘truth’ n we millions of people cannot cause we simply don’t possess your art of using fancy vocabulary n a medium to write such biased n sold out articles?. N please do not bring feminism into this. As a feminist myself, Iam ashamed to see how so many people are using it as a trump card for bad behaviour. This nation has ‘vilifies’ both men n women. So calm down. If u have even paid any attention to the case, their r other ‘men’ Suspects that r being ‘vilified’ as well. Feminism is not about providing immunity to women irrespective of bad behaviour, but rather to empower them to make better choices n good deeds. N if u r soo concerned for the state of women in our country, Sushant’s ex manager Disha saliyan fell off from 14 building on June 8. When the police were asked about her records, they said ‘they deleted it by mistake’. That poor girl who was soo hardworking n innocent was believed to have been ganged raped n killed. If u r a real journalist, find out about that case n get her due justice instead of preaching your pseudo feminism n pseudo intellectual nonsense to us.
    Never seen anything more ignorant n shallow in my life.

    • Unfortunately today journalism is no more about putting all the findings without being away to doom oneself and many pseudo liberals anti nationalists have started using a commandable vocabulary and fancy writing to divert the nation’s attention instead of being critical about problems that our country is surrounded by and the sad part is pseudo feminist and anti nationals are addressing the nation issues.

    • Correct. If she was so innocent why didn’t she mind to tell his family that he is suffering from bipolar disorder and such people are suicidal. She shared his medical history with Mahesh Bhatt but not with his family, it’s so strange.

  91. 24 your media is a problem.
    Says who?
    24 hour media.

    Another one if those who wants to put all blame on Indian society.

  92. Mainstream media is putting out unnecessary information to get more viewership and sensationalize the case. Sushant’s family has all the rights to seek justice for him. They were alarmed about this issue way before he took his life. They believe that Rhea and his family took advantage of him. So they have the right to know what actually happened with Sushant. No one from his family came out and defamed Rhea or his family. Even their lawyer maintained dignity in putting out his views on the case. Media is doing this exclusive coverage and spinning money in the name of Sushant. Before blaming the country as a whole, you should have the guys to call out your media counterparts and other regulatory bodies to take corrective actions. Just because Rhea was the girlfriend of Sushant that doesn’t mean everyone is blaming her unjustly. There is something fishy about how she changed all the old staff and isolated him. Try and see the case from a gender neutral lens.

  93. First of all Ms Sood I would like to take your attention towards supreme court first judgement where it was said it is ‘not suicide’ and ‘death in unusual circumstances’. Please stop being so biased
    and lame articles.

    Shame on you for using your position to spread such fake news. Earlier I used to come and vist print.in to confirm the fake news but now I think I have to reconsider.

  94. SAMIRA SOOD, why your vomiting be considered as an article? This says a lot about you, not India. You are depressed to be born in India and always wished to have white parents. You are just like Rhea but could not get the opportunity. God save men from females like you.

  95. As far as the media coverage about Sushant case is concerned, the article turned out to be ugliest and most preposterous piece of analysis that I have read till now. I mean even is doing ok in comparison to this idiotic coverage. And as I read these comments it’s clear that the author’s attempt to set false narrative is pathetically failed. So, just one advice for the print authors,’ Stop living in delusions and try to study facts clearly’..

  96. As far as the media coverage about Sushant case is concerned, the article turned out to be ugliest and most preposterous piece of analysis that I have read till now. I mean even is doing ok in comparison to this idiotic coverage. And as I read these comments it’s clear that the author’s attempt to set false narrative is pathetically failed. So, just one advice for the print authors,’ Stop living in delusions and try to study facts clearly’.

  97. As far as the media Coverage about Sushant case is concerned, the article turned out to be ugliest and most preposterous piece of analysis that I have read till now. I mean even is doing ok in comparison to this idiotic coverage. And as I read these comments it’s clear that the author’s attempt to set false narrative is pathetically failed. So, just one advice for the print author. Stop living in delusions and try to study facts clearly.

  98. Get some education and knowledge about journalism and writing articles. Get your facts right before posting anything. This is a stupid post. Kitne paise mile Rhea and uske family se to post these stupid lies.

  99. No one in the media talk about her being a bengali. Also remember that it is always a media or social media trial which puts pressure on the agencies to act in a fair manner in such high profile cases.

  100. I absolutely agree with the article.

    The media is hell bent on pronouncing Rhea guilty.In all probability,the family is doing all these to extract Sushants money which they feel is with Rhea.The Bihar govt.,family and our stupid nation will be happy if the girl is hanged.Sushant was depressed and did not have good ties with his family.No body is talking about the fact.

  101. It will be proven by the court whether She is innocent or guilty, but as far as your article is concerned it is very biased. You have mentioned only the news headlines for Rhea but why have you not mentioned the headlines which were displayed by the media channels after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Are you not aware of how senseless and insensitive remarks have been made by the media for Sushant. If you want to criticize media then at least do it in unbiased manner, but here the purpose of the article is same as it always has been, to make people believe your opinions and keep them oblivious of facts and evidences. The other point that it focuses is that Indian public is turning out to be the investigative agency without any knowledge, then know this that the same public that you’re accusing consists of engineers, doctors, lawyers, and they are not sitting idle to do nothing apart from whatsapp and twitter.

  102. what a BS article by Samira Sood why haven’t you mentioned about her changing his staff? giving him medications?and his 14 cr? posting articles like this will not save her
    truth wins 🙂

  103. One of the worst article read in these days.. every one is ladla in thier either its bihar or maharshtra state doest make the difference. This is how mentally illlitreate this editor is..

  104. Article favouring an accussed – who was giving meds, who is a liar, who distanced somebody from his family. Such a bad journalism

  105. Now even some bank statement, purporting to be of Rajput’s Bank account, are being bandied on national TV.

    Is there no such thing as bank confidentiality?

  106. The scribe Is as hysterical and shrill as the anchors and the panelists are in the electronic media. It appears that this is true of news providers cutting across the spectrum. She accuses all Indians of holding views against Rea, based on what is beamed by the electronic media. This is ridiculously hysterical.

  107. Totally agree. How did her call records reach the media. Who gave them permission to put it on TV. Republic is going crazy accusing her and many others without any proof.

  108. The news media has given more coverage to Sushant Singh Rajput in his death than he ever recieved when he was alive and kicking. This is in equal parts sad and tragic, cos he did appear to me as a very private person and now when he is no more, all of his private life – his bank statements , his equation with the family , his health status, his relationship ,even his personal diary ,-everything that you can possibly think of is all over the TV and it is really sickening that the news channels seem to have forgotten all ethics and standards only to gain views and TRPs. Everybody is claiming that they knew the person, everybody is coming out and giving their own theories about his condition. And the sad part is even his own family for reasons that are only best known to them have not batted an eyelid in all this circus that is playing out before us, infact for all I know they are facilitating it to gain two minutes of fame which they could not when he was alive. No wonder why being the intelligent and aware kind he was not in touch in them.

  109. So shoddy & lame is your analysis that is shows your desperation to stand out even if that means defending an accused who is spineless & contradicts her own stand based on her comfort. So when u talk about your journalism well truth is such ill conceived platform’s better die a slow death

  110. you urban naxals have murdered sushant singh rajput because you cant tolerate successful people.you are the same maoists who were involved in bhima koregaon terror attacks&murder of 2hindu sadhus in palghar.thats why you all communists have ganged up to protect maoists who murdered sushant rajput.central govt shud make a law according to which all indian communists,maoists,naxals shud be executed after a nuremberg like trial where communist nazis were executed for war crimes.

  111. i wonder y u didn’t mention in ur article about she took his money… n how or why she replaced all of his old staff..
    this article tells alot about your journalism than rhea

  112. It’s great that you pointed out about the issue of mental health, but I guess it’s important to remind you that after the death by suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput , the entire country , I REPEAT, entire spoke up about mental health. However, what did not gel well with everyone was the fact that SSR had ambitions , had a tomorrow to look forward to , had an extremely kind heart and yet he took that step. People close to him , I repeat , CLOSE to him weren’t able to digest this cocked up story too. Thus, after one month , the moment his father filed an FIR, a hell lot of questions were answered for the public. Given everything that’s coming out it’s impossible to believe that Rhea is not at fault. Might not be as wrong as the public deems her but definitely played her part in it.
    You need to mention the other side of the story as well , if these people are at fault and have used mental health to stage a suicide , they are by far the worst kind of human beings. Mental health is a real issue and needs to be addressed in India, agreed. But people mocking it , if it’s true , need to be unmasked infront of the entire nation as a lesson to everyone. India is not standing against but is standing together for justice. Justice from the corrupted, powerful people who have lost every ounce of humanity. Do you think shaming us is the right way of reporting ?

  113. One thing is clear. We are country of morons with misplaced priorities and loyalties. There is no hope, we are done for.

    • yes,maoist morons have murdered sushant singh rajput because he was successful and he found out nexus between bollywood nepotism mafias links with mumbai underworld&pakistan military&ISI.bollywood&indian leftist lutyens media is under total control of pakistan military&ISI who are supporting urban maoist rhea chakraborty.antinationals murdered sushant rajput because he always stood by indian nation.bollywood mostly is working for strengthening china&pakistan.

  114. Very well written with a shallow vision , thank god your views are not heavier
    If a neta a production house a beautiful lady and a plot of killing and a suicide is mixed and plotted together than it definitely needs a prime time …. your artificial cry is far from real issues … the murder can’t be forgotten and please do not manufacture a new narrative

  115. Feminism: Always siding with a woman no matter what.
    Not a single line of condolence for Sushant Singh Rajput.
    Feminism is cancer.

  116. No one needs to pronounce anyone guilty or innocent unless conviction takes place. But prior to that proper and professional investigation is essential. Many persons have raised valid doubts regarding the quality of investigation carried out by the Mumbai police who are yet arrive at any definitive conclusion even after considerable lapse of time. Hence the demand for a CBI investigation, which is subject to approval by the apex court. The hype about the case is irritating but cannot be avoided in an open society. One thing that is not understood is that Rhea herself had demanded CBI investigation and now her lawyer is opposing it in the Apex Court. Let CBI carry out professional investigation and let the truth come out. Maharashtra government is doggedly opposing transfer of the case to CBI. Why.? The Mumbai police have better things to do than to stick to a singlencase and waste all its energies amidst media glare and avoidable controversies. Let CBI investigation commence and all the hot debate shall cease to exist.

  117. The print and their journalists are the ultimate lobby protectors.
    We are caught between Republic Tv’s
    #DestroyAllLobbies

    And the print, NDTV, the Quint, Lallantop etc
    #ProtectAllLobbiesAndDynasties

  118. Raise your quality of work first. A federal agency has summoned Rhea Chakrabortty for money laundering charges. I think you ought to first learn the process of primary research and data collection. The country just like the USA has learnt about injustice and reacted on that. Your duty is to report whats there, not opinions that you resonate to. You still have a long way in journalism Young one…. Its okay…!! Take some time off and perhaps do another crash course in communications, YOU NEED IT . hahahaha . SPREADING MISINFORMATION IS NOT CALLED JOURNALISM, ITS CALLED FAKE NEWS WHICH IS WHAT YOU REPRESENT.

    • Very badly written article. Trying to veer away from the main problems by showing other problems. Actually doesn’t talk about the facts of the case or analyse the same. And sorry to say today SC has given nod to CBI probe much to your dismay and prediction. According to your opinion nobody should fight for justice just sit back and watch the circus. If not for the media and news channels this case would also have been pushed below the carpet like so many cases. Shame on your biased amateur journalism.

  119. They selectively wear the FEMINISM hat. How many articles were written about the MONSTER TARUN TEJPAL? NONE Why? COMRADE. How many articles against the heckling of Nupur Sharma, Babita Phogat, or Kangna? NONE. Why? They are NOT LEFT. Their idea of FEMINISM is Rana Ayyub but TASLEEMA NASREEN is a NOBODY. WHAT IS THE HARM IN INQUIRY INTO CLEARLY FISHY CIRCUMSTANCES? Their pain is lack of Modi bashing otherwise made a MOUNTAIN OUT OF ROHITH VERMULLA SUICIDE.

  120. Can’t believe the writer is defending the girl friend who used him for his money. This is not about how bihari families are or are not!! They know how their son who they lost was treated by her. They had no problems with Ankita nd Kriti. You can see her sisters’ pictures with both Kriti ND Ankita!
    This article is total BS. Hire good people

  121. You r writing all this becuase you find yourself left out and disconnected with public anguish and the movement they carried out for justice for sushant. Coz u felt better to remian silent while aome other news agencies got connected with public angyish and worked day and nighy to gather evidences and structure systemayic questions bringing out loopholes in the investigation of Mumbai police. This article is nothing but your frustration with the fact that some oyher of your competitors media group got better public connect than you loosers.

  122. It says more about you than India or her. NOBODY MADE HER THE VILLAIN, EVERYONE DEMANDED INQUIRY INTO THE FISHY CIRCUMSTANCES OF SUICIDE. The only thing that will satiate leftist bigotry is not speaking about any issue that they do not like to hear. ROHIT VERMULLA DIED- INQUIRY NECESSARY, SUSHANT DIES WHY BOTHER? INDIANS ARE FOOLISH. HYPOCRISY HAS REDUCED THE LEFT TO A NON-ENTITY ALL OVER THE WORLD.

  123. Bullshit article by some apparent agent of Mumbai police. When in full public view you see entire state machunery carrying oit wrong deeds, you expect public and institutions of democracy to remain silent and let the justice denied? Shame on u author. Had noy public united, maharstra state machinery would have closed this case with all their ill doings. World has seen their deseprate attempts. Dont expect world to be deaf blind and mute to allow injustice. Peoppe like u can be…but the public is more smart snd sane than what you guys and your mumbai boss expected.

    • Don’t drag the Mumbai Police. This is the LEFT TALKING. Mumbai police have jurisdiction over the case. Their handling of the case is debatable or even a debacle. It will be extremely difficult to prove abetment of suicide charges against anyone. The cheating angle looks more plausible if there is indeed a money trail. We must junk such non-sense authors by facts. Suicide or NOT. NO HARM IN INVESTIGATION.

      • Mumbai police act has world seen. Even if you dont like it…it has become embossed with shame due to the shoddy way they tried to cover up and protect the crime. More than 100 questions are there which raise serious doubt on their conduct and suggest involvement of some big names im SSR murder. Its no way suicide after several things which have come out in recent days including overdosing of psychotropic drugs and treatment without knowledge of family members, forceful confinement in resort for months and attempy to disconnect family thoroughly. Many things actually. Now questtion is which big names are involved whom Mumbai police and entire maharatsra state machinery is doing overtime to protect that guy.

  124. Don’t want to comment on this particular case. But generally we observe tug of war between in laws and bahu or live in partner and often her family. When son takes the side of his partner, accusation of jadu tona is also common. Rhea ( like Siya) will have go through fire. Media and politicians will not leave her alone till Bihar elections are over.

    • Siya …my foot…a lady who like criminals went underground and hiding. Was in contact with her agent police officers clandestinely, did not cooperate with ED, grabbed some 1s hard earned money …who left a man who loved her with all his money and let him die, and after that she colluded with maharastra cops to halt investigation, erase evidence and save the murderers….pitholes like u can only find siya in criminals…may be your training happened with some other sort of Ramayan.

      • Siya also suffered due to the mindset of dimwits like you. Civilized justice system shouldn’t be hostage to mobs and politicians.

        • U r auch a dumb Mr. Srijit…that you r comparing suffering of a lady of hugh character with a lady whose even public comduct hs been like criminal..srries of criminals conduct based on which we have views..not on 3rd person account. So plz useless people like u who yhink whatever junk they write is correct and rest r idiots…r actually themselves big idiots. Domt waste your time and my time writing craps.

  125. Had Indians not reacted, then you would have written, oh! We are such a passive country. We never react to anything that happens in this country. We are so aloof. Some people think, they their intellect is far more superior to rest of Indians. When a real crime must be investigated, no need to generalise by broadening discussion on suicidal tendencies, depression, work life balance etc etc. India wants real action, real investigation. No need to over intellectualize the issue.

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