Richa Chadha and Hansal Mehta come out in support of Shilpa Shetty: We’ve made national sport out of blaming women for men’s mistakes
Shilpa Shetty has become a new target for trolls ever since her husband Raj Kundra was arrested in alleged adult film racket case. The actress has been mercilessly trolled by netizens and her personal life has become fodder for the memers.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta and actress Richa Chadha has come out in support of Shilpa urging people to respect the actress’ right to privacy and dignity. Richa also slammed the society’s mentality of blaming women for mistakes of men in their lives.
Lashing out at people for calling someone guilty even before investigation is done, Hansal tweeted, “If you cannot stand up for her at least leave Shilpa Shetty Alone and let the law decide? Allow her some dignity and privacy. It is unfortunate that people in public life ultimately are left to fend for themselves and are proclaimed guilty even before justice is meted out.”
In a series of tweets, Mehta went on to add, “This silence is a pattern. In good times everybody parties together. In bad times there is deafening silence. There is isolation. No matter what the ultimate truth the damage is already done.”
“This vilification is a pattern. If the allegations are against a film person there is a rush to invade privacy, to pass sweeping judgement, to character-assassinate, to fill ‘news’ with trashy gossip – all at the cost of individuals and their dignity. This is the cost of silence,” he further added.
Agreeing with the filmmaker’s sentiments, Richa tweeted, “We’ve made a national sport out of blaming women for the mistakes of the men in their lives. Glad she’s suing.”
We've made a national sport out of blaming women for the mistakes of the men in their lives.
Glad she's suing. https://t.co/XSK2sQY0uo
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) July 31, 2021
For the unversed, Shilpa had approached Bombay High Court seeking restrain on media outlets for publishing ‘incorrect, false, malicious and defamatory’ content against her in the wake of her husband’s arrest in alleged adult film racket case. However , hearing Shilpa’s plea, Justice Gautam Patel had said, “Reportage of something based on what police have said is not defamatory.”