By Arré Bench Sep. 09, 2020
At the Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai, Rhea Chakraborty appeared wearing a T-shirt that read, “Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, both me and you”. This phrase has now become a slogan of sorts for her supporters, with actors Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar sharing the message on social media.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty was sent to judicial custody on Tuesday — not for murder, or siphoning money from her late boyfriend’s account, or being a “black magic practitioner”, or for most of the accusations hurled at her by news anchors in the last few months, but because she apparently bought some weed for her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. At the Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai, where the actor appeared for questioning on Tuesday, Rhea was spotted wearing a T-shirt that read, “Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, both me and you”.
This “let’s smash the patriarchy” phrase has now become a slogan of sorts for supporters of Rhea, who have been taking to social media to stand with the actor as well as protest against the months-long witch hunt by the media that has seen the involvement of three central investigation agencies over a few grams of marijuana.
All over social media, peers and supporters of Rhea trended the hashtag “JusticeforRhea” along with the patriarchy quote from the actor’s T-shirt. Rhea’s father was one of the first few to take up the slogan.
— Indrajit Chakraborty (@IndrajitChakra) September 8, 2020
Followed soon by several prominent names in the industry, including filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, and actors Farhan Akhtar and his sister Zoya, Dia Mirza, Vidya Balan, and Neha Dhupia.