Sushant Singh Rajput's actress-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty recently opened up about how the late actor was deeply affected by the #MeToo allegations levelled against him in 2018. The Jalebi actress also questioned Sushant's Dil Bechara co-star Sanjana Sanghi for her delay in offering the clarification.
For the unitiated, it was speculated in the media that Sushant had misbehaved with Sanjana during the shooting of Dil Bechara in 2018. Sushant had shared screenshots of his conversations with Sanjana to prove his innocence. Later, Sanjana had also denied those allegations.
Rhea Says Sushant Thought Sanjana Was A Part Of A Big Nexus
The actress told India Today, "Sanjana Sanghi and Rohini Iyer troubled him a lot. Rohini had introduced us but later she stopped talking to us. Sanjana and Rohini, Sushant thought, were part of a big nexus."
Rhea Chakraborty Questions Sanjana Sanghi
Rhea said, "It was odd that if I am doing a film, a big film, why would you take so much time to clarify the #MeToo allegations? I want this to be investigated. Why will I keep quiet for a one-and-a-half months? Wherever she [Sanjana Sanghi] was, be it America or anywhere on Earth, she would have had Google. Every budding actor checks news about them. So, did she not know about such a big piece of news?"
Rhea Chakraborty Claims The #MeToo Allegations Destroyed Sushant's Mental Sanity
Speaking about it, the actress continued, "Sanjana Sanghi had alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput harassed her, and those #MeToo allegations haunted him. Sanjana hadn't given any clarification, she finally came out 1.5 months later, but that destroyed Sushant's mental sanity. Later, Sushant had to come out and reveal their personal chats himself."
When Sushant Opened Up About The #MeToo Allegations In An Interview
The late actor had told a portal, "It was paradoxical because it [the #MeToo movement] was something that I stand for. I happened to be one of the intentional and strategic casualties. Many paid campaigners were used to give it a burst. I felt bad and misunderstood. The more it gets written about, the more it damages my reputation, which I have worked hard to build. The movement is a good thing. It is all about changing mindsets.
Talking about this, Rhea, in her interview with India Today, said that Sushant was affected by the fale articles and the operated and manipulative #MeToo allegation, as they ruined his reputation which was built by his hard work.
On the other hand, during the promotions of Dil Bechara, when Sanjana Sanghi was asked about the delay in her clarifications on the #MeToo allegations levelled against Sushant, the actress said, "I have said more than enough about what happened. Also, I've given a clarification which should have been enough. At that time, it wasn't late, nobody is in authority to decide what's late and what's not. You don't fuel rumours. It is not my responsibility or job to clarify rumours."