It’s no longer about Rhea being ‘advantageous’, or ‘no longer advantageous’. It is about her being framed or no longer framed. Attain you understand what a ‘doob’ stands for? I didn’t. I had to quiz my teenagers. They found it comic that I was questioning about weed — I express you understand what that is. Ganja. Grass. Hashish. Marijuana. The leaf that’s moral in 36 countries. Identical one which’s ground and added to sweetened milk for the length of Holi and served freely across India, with out the cops exhibiting up with warrants of arrest. Some smoke the stuff, others originate pakodas out if it. To any extent extra — purchase that doob. There are harmful nutjobs available who’re hell twisted on throwing of us into the slammer within the occasion that they will no longer salvage every other grounds to assemble so. Looking out at clips of the beautiful Zeenat Aman swaying sensuously to ‘Dum Maro Dum’ in a cloud of chillum smoke, I felt like smoking doob myself as I shook my head in mutter disbelief on the ridiculousness of all of it.
Let’s discuss about the lady. Yes, her — 28-year-veteran Rhea Chakraborty. The girl in penitentiary correct now. For what? For per chance having smoked up at some level in her life… for per chance being a habitual ‘stoner’… for per chance having shared a doob with her slack boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput. As of now, that’s her sole crime. Three crack investigating agencies dangle failed spectacularly to nail her for the relaxation more unpleasant than maroing dum. Up to now, nothing connects her to counterfeit monetary presents bright her slack boyfriend’s funds, nor used to be she most recent on the scene of the tragedy. However none of this matters. Rhea Chakraborty has already been condemned and thrown to the wolves by of us determined to silence her and divert the nation’s attention from other, vaster complications. This clumsy ploy isn’t working. And the myth shouldn’t be any longer about Rhea alone — either her innocence or culpability. It is about the blatant misuse of reveal machinery. And the brazen abuse of energy.
Once the significant gamers lift out their political objectives — a beget for the BJP within the Bihar elections, and the give way of the doddering coalition in Maharashtra, with the BJP re-grabbing the gaddi within the reveal, the over-sensationalised 24×7 protection of the SSR case will cease in a single day. Bollywood will race reduction to being Bollywood. And even Rhea’s most vocal and ardent supporters will neglect her existence. For the time being, Rhea has her makes employ of. She is required as a bargaining chip, a treasured pawn. No person undoubtedly cares what occurs to her or her shattered family within the long toddle, as soon as the political jugaad ends.
Till six months ago, no one had undoubtedly heard of Rhea. In the present day, all americans has an thought about her. Random forms remotely connected to Rhea or her slack boyfriend are grabbing a share of the circulate, making the many of the ‘mauka’ to get dangle of a li’l publicity. A television actor protested that the case has change into a ‘chai biscuit’ dialog. However , caste has been introduced into the controversy — Rhea, we’re told, is a ‘Bengali Brahmin lady’ by West Bengal’s Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Choudhary. So what if she is? Economist Kaushik Basu has presented ‘suttee’ into the myth by insisting the public is thirsting for a morbid spectacle bright a helpless lady. I undoubtedly dangle obtained communication from a extremely influential person telling me to be conscious that Rhea’s mother is Maharashtrian, and a GSB like me, which makes Rhea a ‘Marathi Mulgi’. Somebody forgot to update Sanjay Raut and Uddhav Thackeray, I express. Strange that it’s Rhea’s Bengali father, and no longer the Maharashtrian ‘Aie’ who has been within the record to this level. Sharad Pawar is all arena to play the Maratha/Kshatriya card and woo the Kshatriyas in Maharashtra and Bihar, on behalf of SSR’s family. In assemble, he has chewed up his political partners (Shiv Sena) in Maharashtra. Complicated? No longer undoubtedly! Each person appears to be like to be taking half within the same soiled sport, employing identical soiled methods. Now the total lot depends on who’s dirtier… and who sinks peaceable decrease.
Which leaves Rhea, the lady who is being damned for no longer being an ‘achchi aurat’. She will must row her dangle boat as soon as the rats desolate tract her. She peaceable holds about a playing cards — there would possibly be the lady card, the feminist card and the patriarchy card — all these extremely inflammable playing cards ready to be extra exploited. If the caste card doesn’t assemble the job, the pause gamers within the sport will pull out any other card. Let’s come upon — she has already been branded a assassin, a drug vendor, an embezzler. Forces must peaceable be bright at work seeking out any other crimes. For now, public thought looks to be with the Byculla ladies americans’s penitentiary’s most recent celeb – from ‘Rhea ko phasao’ to ‘Rhea ko bachao. Eventually, Ms Chakraborty can also emerge innocent of all prices. However the person whose life will never be the same again is the postman. Yup! The identical one who has change into an in a single day celeb for delivering mail to the constructing the place the Chakrabortys stay. No person has asked him his caste to this level. Big oversight! Come on, mediawallas — what about an abnormal, high time interview with the postman? Now that will possible be a scoop!
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