Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, who on Wednesday granted bail after 28 days at the Byculla Jail, spent her imprisonment in good spirits, said her lawyer.
Rhea was arrested after late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family accused her of murdering their son and providing drugs to him.
Rhea’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, described how the actress spent her time in jail and called her ‘Bengal tigress’.
“I personally went to jail to see a client after so many years, because she was hounded, and I wanted to see the condition that she was in. I was fortunate to see that she was in good spirits. She looked after herself in jail. She used to conduct yoga classes for herself and her jail inmates. She adjusted herself in jail because she could not get home food because of the pandemic, and she lived with the inmates as if she was a commoner. Being an army girl, she fought the conditions like a battle, and she is ready to face any person who is trying to accuse her and harm her interests.”
“The reason that she was hounded, was just because the family was after her. I don’t know for what reason, the family seems to be very vindictive as far as Rhea Chakraborty is concerned,” he said.
“I’ve been saying that the central agencies — the CBI, the NCB, the ED — have been hounding her only because she was the housewife or the live-in partner of this gentleman.”
He continued to say,
“Media channels, particularly those which were hounding her, were doing it only for the TRPs. They were formatting all this fake news and bogus stories.”
Rhea was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. She was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 8, on charges of being a part of a drug syndicate operating in Mumbai.
Her bail plea was rejected by the special court, following which she filed an appeal before the Bombay High Court. Since her arrest, Rhea has been in Byculla jail.