EXCLUSIVE: Shibani Dandekar breaks silence on being trolled for supporting Rhea Chakraborty in Sushant Singh Rajput case
Last year was quite a shocker for Bollywood and the whole nation. After the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June, his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s life was turned upside down when fingers were pointed at her with accusations that were shocking. She was taken into judicial custody along with her brother Showik and the whole world was left with millions of questions. While Rhea was the receiving end of a lot of hate after Sushant’s death but her close friend Shibani Dandekar along with many others stood by her. Shibani showed her support for Rhea and was standing against the herd for which she lost a lot of followers and was trolled relentlessly. In an exclusive conversation with us, Shibani finally broke silence and said that the trolling and hate did not bother her as she still stands by it and is honest to her heart.
Shibani told Bollywood Bubble, “In the last few years, I have said things that I have needed to say and people haven’t reacted well to it. I’ve stood up for things that I felt were right, people haven’t reacted well to that. I’ve lost maybe a fanbase for it, I have lost followers for it but you know it is what it is. I can’t be apologetic for that. I need to do what I feel is right and what I can ultimately live with at the end of the day. I can’t live with anything else but that, so if this is what it is then this is what it is and if you lose a couple of million followers then be it. But it’s not a benchmark of how to live. I just feel like that needs to happen it’s enough now.”
Talking about the hate being swarmed at her for standing up for Rhea, “It didn’t bother me and I don’t say this in a very like brave that I’m like invincible. It didn’t bother me because, for me, it was about just being as honest and as real as possible. I stood up for what was right and I still stand by that today. I wouldn’t have it any other way and once you know that that’s what your truth is then what people say is really irrelevant to me and I don’t know these people so how can it affect me if I don’t even know why you are. I’m doing the right thing that’s all I know that’s what I’m going to continue to do and you can say whatever you want. You can send as much hate as you want- It’s water off a duck’s back and look at the end of the day yes you are human, I think if anything bothered me it was that people have something to say when they have no idea what the truth is. Then you can be so vicious, that you can attack. It’s sad that in this day and age people don’t look for what is true and what is real that they’re just given a platform to just go apeshit if they can go apeshit. I have absolutely no regrets and I’m totally fine.”
Check out the full conversation below: