On July 30, Hansal Mehta came out in full support of Shilpa Shetty when her husband Raj Kundra was accused of indecent content. In a series of tweets, the filmmaker begged people to leave the actress alone and to stop proving her guilt before the law does. Richa Chaddha, an actress, is now voicing her support for him. Without mentioning Shilpa’s name, she came out in favor of her.
Richa’s tweet read, “We’ve made a national sport out of blaming women for the mistakes of the men in their lives. Glad she’s suing.”
Many netizens agreed with the actress. One of the users tweeted, “Actually she is victim of two prejudices; Being Female she has to own up and second being celebrity/Bollywood actress she does not get chance to even defend herself!”
Earlier, Hansal Mehta tweeted, “If you cannot stand up for her at least leave Shilpa Shetty alone and let the law decide? Allow her some dignity and privacy. It is unfortunate that people in public life ultimately are left to fend for themselves and are proclaimed guilty even before justice is meted out,”
He also wrote, “This silence is a pattern. In good times everybody parties together. In bad times there is deafening silence. There is isolation. No matter what the ultimate truth the damage is already done.”