Mumbai: Actress Twinkle Khanna, also popularly known as Mrs Funnybones, has compared Rhea Chakraborty’s media trials with the act of famous the magician PC Sorcar.
Coming out in support of Rhea, who has been recently arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) under the drug probe in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, the 46-year-old actress slammed the media trails through her column in a national daily.
She wrote, “In 1956, P C Sorcar, the greatest magician in Indian history, was seen murdering a girl on television. In front of thousands of viewers, he sliced her in half like she was a sausage roll.”
“When the BBC show ended, the channel was inundated with phone calls. The last thing horrified viewers saw was a hapless Sorcar trying to revive the young girl. ‘Is she really dead?’ the hundreds of viewers who called in wanted to know. The next day, he made the front page and became a household name in England. It was a masterful trick to leave the audience with that singular image — of a slaughtered young girl on their screens,” She elaborated.
Addressing the 28-year-old Twinkle added, “They took a young woman and cut her in half. They sliced through her T-shirt, one that stated ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, me and you’, the blade going into her flesh, her very life draining away before a live audience of millions. What do these magicians tell themselves when the camera is switched off I wonder? Do they justify it as mere collateral damage — one life in exchange for entertaining and distracting 1.3 billion for months.”
Other famous Bollywood celebrities like Shibani Dandekar, Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Anurag Kashyap and have been seen coming forward in support of the actress.