The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her family members for about nine hours in connection with a money laundering case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rhea, her father Indrajit Chakraborty and brother Showik reported at the office of the central probe agency in the Ballard Estate area around 11 am in response to their scheduled summons for Monday.
Rhea, escorted by women personnel of Mumbai Police, and Showik were seen exiting the ED office shortly after 9 pm.
Rajput’s father has accused the VJ-turned-actress of abetting his son’s suicide, and Rhea had initially refused to appear before the agency citing her appeal pending at the Supreme Court that is slated to be heard on Tuesday (August 11).
Amid the investigation, many fans have been continuously lending their support to ensure that justice prevails. Manoj Tiwary, who played for India in 21 ODIs and 3 T20Is, has also been quite active on social media while voicing his support a fair investigation in Sushant’s case. The batsman has even has changed his Twitter display picture to Sushant’s still from the movie Dil Bechara.
After Rhea’s questioning by the ED, Tiwary took to Twitter and wrote: “2 al d gold diggers out there. Read dis– Money only impresses lazy girls. Wen a women works hard, a man wit money is a bonus, not a ladder to upgrade. #EDExposeRheaInSSRCase.”
2 al d gold diggers out there. Read dis 👇
Money only impresses lazy girls. Wen a women works hard, a man wit money is a bonus, not a ladder to upgrade 👍#EDExposeRheaInSSRCase
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 10, 2020
As a public figure, we have a responsibility: Manoj Tiwary
The Bengal batsman even put forth his opinions during a live chat with Sportskeeda.
“It is surprising for many people. They keep tagging me and saying most of the cricketers have not come out. I cannot speak for anyone. Everybody has decided how they want to lead their lives, whether they want to be vocal about certain issues or not is completely up to them,” Tiwary said.
“I personally feel that people should obviously come out. As a public figure, we have responsibility. Our honest fans and lovers expect a lot of things out of us. They expect us to not only come out on the field and do well but at the same time when important issues come in our country, they expect us to come out and have a say,” he mentioned.
Tiwary further said that cricketers remain silent as they don’t want to get involved in controversies.
“But at the same time, I can understand why many people don’t come out and say what they want to. They want to be diplomatic. That’s fine with me but I’m not that sort of a person,” Tiwary added.
After Sushant’s sudden demise, many believed that nepotism in Bollywood left the actor stranded. Sushant acted in TV series to start his career and made his debut in movies with Kai Po Che in 2013. He rose to fame with former Indian captain MS Dhoni’s biopic, which was released in September 2016.
In July this year, Sushant’s last movie Dil Bechara, along with debutant Sanjana Sanghi, released on OTT platform Hotstar.