Actress Rhea Chakraborty was mobbed by the media as she tried making her way into the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office on Sunday, despite being escorted by police personnel.
Several celebrities have called out the media’s behaviour, terming it as barbaric.
“Media vultures. The press is behaving barbaric. Is there no one in authority that can stop this,” Shibani Dandekar said in an Instagram Story.
Actress Gauahar Khan was disgusted at the treatment meted out to the actress. “I haven’t seen the worst of the criminals being treated like this even after being convicted! Let there be a trial!!! Absolutely disgusted with the way the media is treating her! #shame,” she tweeted.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta slammed the media for breaking social distancing norms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mehta posted a news channel video of Chakraborty being hounded by scores of media personnel, and was caustic in summing it up with two words: “Social distancing.”
Actress Karishma Tanna took the same line, too. “Wow. Social distancing at its best,” she wrote with sarcasm.
Producer Manish Mundra tweeted: “This is absurd! This should never happen to anyone! This should end now. What are we turning our nation into? This is not how civilized society functions. Let justice be done but then the road to justice shouldn’t look like this.”
Chakraborty is being questioned by NCB on Sunday over a drug angle in the death of her boyfriend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput. A day ago, Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda were arrested by NCB and taken into custody by the bureau till September 9.