Rhea Chakraborty has spoken out about being the victim of a “witch hunt” during the investigation into the death of her then boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput.
The actor passed away on 14th June 2020, which resulted in speculation of how he died. Chakraborty was centre of the allegations. She also faced a month-jail sentence after being arrested by the NCB.
Looking back at the incident, Chakraborty spoke about her ordeal during the India Today Conclave. She said, “I kind of like the name Chudail. I think it is interesting. Back in the day, who was a witch? A witch was a woman who did not subscribe to the patriarchal society or had her own way, her own opinion that was against the popular opinion of men and patriarchal back then. She had her opinion and her own thoughts. Maybe I am that person, maybe I am a chudail, maybe I know how to do black magic.”
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She added, “The truth is that mental health is not understood in this country at all. We are taking strides, and I am happy that the young people are now talking about it. India is moving forward, but if someone is famous and has mental health conditions, they don’t understand it. They are like, ‘he has fame, he has success. Why is he depressed?’”