Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, October 8
Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde has talked about the 28-year-old actor spent time in prison. The lawyer added that Sushant Singh Rajput’s family seems to be “very vindictive” towards her.
Rhea was released on bail on Wednesday, after spending 28 days at the Byculla Jail on drug-related charges in the case.
In conversation with NDTV, calling her “Bengal tigress”, Maneshinde said that she would ‘fight back’ to restore her tarnished image.
He said that Rhea made attempts to stay positive during her time in jail.
“I personally went to a jail to see a client after so many years, because she was hounded, and I wanted to see the condition that she was in. I was fortunate to see that she was in good spirits. She looked after herself in the jail. She used to conduct yoga classes for herself and her jail inmates. She adjusted herself in the jail, because she could not get home food because of the pandemic, and she lived with the inmates as if she was a commoner. Being an army girl, she fought the conditions like a battle, and she is ready to face any person who is trying to accuse her and harm her interests,” the lawyer said.
“The reason that she was hounded, was just because the family was after her. I don’t know for what reason, the family seems to be very vindictive as far as Rhea Chakraborty is concerned,” he said.
“I’ve been saying that the central agencies—the CBI, the NCB, the ED—have been hounding her only because she was the housewife or the live-in partner of this gentleman.”
Calling out media channels, he continued, “Media channels, particularly those which were hounding her, were doing it only for the TRPs. They were formatting all this fake news and bogus stories.”
He called for the channels to be brought to court.
Rhea has been accused by Sushant’s father, in an FIR backed by his family, of abetting the actor’s suicide and misappropriating his funds.