Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has been opposing media trial against Rhea Chakraborty. The actress who has been under the scanner for being involved in Sushant Singh Rajput‘s case is currently undergoing media trial. People in media have been calling her different names and the filmmaker shared a video on YouTube while addressing the same.
“In the case of Rhea Chakraborty, I don’t think anyone cares if she is guilty or not. Day in and day out she is being badgered and being portrayed as a witch or a murderer,” Ram Gopal Varma said. He went on to talk about witch hunting in villages and how in media that is not the case. He said, “She is being hunted like a witch. It is being done in plain sight by sophisticated people in prime channels. They are doing witch hunt. They just get away by saying anything and everything about a person without any proof.”
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He even targeted Republic TV and their Editor in chief Arnub Goswami, he said, “In any civilised society, even if the police calls it a murder, a responsible media will call it alleged murder because the allegation is yet to be proven. Here the agency is calling it suicide and Arnab (Goswami) directly calls it a murder.”
He further addressed the silence of some Bollywood celebrities and said, “I even find the aspect of Bollywood being so shit scared; I am ashamed of my fellow colleagues. Not a single one of you can open your mouth and speak what you feel. You privately message me and congratulate me on what I am speaking. How can you not have the guts to come out and talk! If they have the rights and freedom to talk, you too have the freedom to talk.”
Talking about how lies in media is repeatedly told to turn it into truth, he said“I feel there is something extremely wrong going on and the way it is going I feel it is going to get worse and worse if nobody talks. So I request all to open your voice and speak your heart out and speak strongly about what you think is right and what is not. Silence cannot be accepted, because silence makes everyone believe we are guilty,” he said.