New Delhi: Actor Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest by the Narcotics Central Bureau (NCB) over the alleged procurement of drugs in a case linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, finally made Bollywood stand and speak up.
Then, the Maharashtra government set about trying to demolish Kangana Ranaut and her office – much to great outrage.
Rhea’s father Indrajit Chakraborty expresses his pain at the treatment meted out to his daughter and makes a plea on her behalf.
Please trend for my daughter ☹️#JusticeForRhea
Please INDIA, Help😟
— Indrajit Chakraborty (@IndrajitChakra) September 8, 2020
No one, Literally No one can understand Rhea's pain☹️
Not even me, his father 😓#JusticeForRhea
— Indrajit Chakraborty (@IndrajitChakra) September 8, 2020
Bollywood actor-producer Dia Mirza shares this with Rhea Chakraborty
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 8, 2020
But online management lecturer Anurag Sinha finds the message on Rhea Chakraborty’s T-Shirt ‘arrogant’.
— Anurag Sinha (@anuragsinha1992) September 8, 2020
Actor Sonam Kapoor gave her own twist to what has been dubbed a `witch-hunt’, by quoting someone else.
Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it's someone else's witch being hunted.
Walter Kirn https://t.co/u1Tjjvran8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 8, 2020
Acot/director Farhan Akhtar lashes out at the media trial…
So often I’ve heard, high pitched anchors on TV say ‘Don’t shoot the messenger! ’ .. now this girl is the messenger and they will ask you to shoot her. Think about that.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 9, 2020
Writer Chetan Bhagat wants you to worry about India’s Covid and GDP problems, now.
Now that we have solved India’s most pressing problem, maybe we can go back to those minor issues such as how do I get a job or how do I finish college or how do I not die from Corona.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 8, 2020
Director Anurag Kashyap shared a WhatsApp chat between Rajput’s manager and himself. We are yet to figure out why…
Also My conversation with his manager on June 14th . It will show you things if you want to see. It feels horrible to do this but can’t keep it back .. and for those as well who think we didn’t care for the family . As honest as I can be .. judge me all you want .. pic.twitter.com/AdfJzcdh9M
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 9, 2020
Bollywood’s Raveena Tandon has a ‘drug problem’ she wants something done about.
Drugs,ruins entire generations.Time to unearth/uproot this from the base.Lets not stop at Bollywood,sandalwood or all collective woods.Get after it with a vengeance.get it out from colleges,parties,politics hotels,https://t.co/bwVscGp4lv took #SSRDeathCase for authorities wakeup.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 8, 2020
Horticulturist-lawyer Manoj on how peace is being denied to Rajput even in death
So #SSR's family has turned out to be the worst. Rhea appears to have been framed. She also appears to be an extraordinarily strong girl. The charges will not stick. But the eternal peace that SSR sought – has been denied to him by his family. It's his name that's being spoiled
— Adv. Manoj (@RURALINDIA) September 8, 2020
BJP’s Tajinder Singh Bagga added his own twist to the ditty, ‘Roses are red violets are blue…’
Roses are red,
Voilets are blue
The drug angle will destroy
Me & you
So let's put the patriarchy angle forward
To save me & you …
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) September 8, 2020
The sun might set in the east today as BJP’s Kapil Mishra spoke about the ‘Death of Democracy’.
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) September 9, 2020
Journalist Neeta Sharma watched in wonder at Ranaut’s security at Chandigarh airport. We really can’t disagree with her conclusion.
It looks like a scene in a movie is being shot ……#KanganaRanaut arrives at #Chandigarh airport ……..look at security personnel around her so that she can walk with a swag !!! #VIPsecurity – मेरा देश माहान !!! pic.twitter.com/JKYi0HduKt
— Neeta Sharma (@NEETAS11) September 9, 2020
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra had a lot to say about so-called tolerance.
वाह “Tolerance Gang” वाह!! pic.twitter.com/ag6UXNI4B6
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) September 9, 2020
And far away from all this, the official handle of PMO India tweeted about Pradhan Mantri Swanidhi Yojana and trust and respect.
अब से कुछ देर पहले ऐसे कुछ साथियों से मेरी बात भी हुई है।
उनकी बातों में एक विश्वास है, एक उम्मीद दिखी।
ये भरोसा प्रधानमंत्री स्वनिधि योजना की बहुत बड़ी ताकत है।
आपके श्रम की ताकत को, आपके आत्मसम्मान और आत्मबल को मैं नमन करता हूं: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 9, 2020
Meanwhile, the official Twitter handle of Congress goes ‘knock-knock’ at the Modi government’s door — and comes up with its own response.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 8, 2020
Author Aatish Taseer gets into a ‘no-holds-barred’ spat with director Vivek Aginhotri. Warning: It’s pretty ugly.
It’s not so much Hinduphobia people feel when they look at you, Vivek; it’s Verminophobia. And, leave my husband out if it, turd. https://t.co/smZA6yAzj5
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) September 8, 2020
And finally, advocate Vikram Hegde explains why Covid rates are on a ‘high’ in India.
COVID case count in India must be on marjuana.
That's why it is so high.
Please arrest it immediately.
— Vikram Hegde (@vikramhegde) September 8, 2020
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