‘Patriarchy’ Debate Spills Over Social Media After Rhea Chakraborty T-Shirt Message Goes Viral

Actor Rhea Chakraborty’s message on her t-shirt on Tuesday, as she reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office in Mumbai and from where she was arrested, has found noise among several Bollywood actors and celebrities.

Chakraborty, 28, who was arrested  in connection with drug-related charges in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, was seen in a black tee with the quote: “Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, me and you.”

Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Anurag Kashyap, Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Neha Dhupia were among the Bollywood actors and celebrities who shared the shared the quote on social media in a show of solidarity with Ms Chakraborty.

“Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it’s someone else’s witch being hunted. Walter Kirn,” Sonam Kapoor wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of Ms Chakraborty’s t-shirt message.

Vidya Balan shared the same quote with the hashtag #JusticeForRhea.

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“Sacred Games” actor Kubbra Sait said Ms Chakraborty may have been arrested but she is “still not a murderer”. “May the universe give the parents of Rhea the strength through this devastating time. Arrested by NCB. Still not a murderer. #MediaCircus I wonder your conversations over your Shaam ki chai (evening tea)” she said.

Neha Dhupia also shared the same post on Instagram.

Rhea Chakraborty waving at the cameras after her arrest was seen as a message she would fight back.

Rhea Chakraborty was sent to judicial custody for 14 days and asked to go to a sessions court for bail. She has been charged with arranging drugs for Mr Rajput after three days of questioning. She “is an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies,” the Narcotics Control Bureau said in its court documents. She faces charges that could lead to jail for up to 10 years but the Narcotics Control Bureau makes no official mention of her using drugs.

Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Rhea Chakraborty Arrested by NCB after three days of interrogation.