Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty has topped the list of Time’s ‘Most Desirable Women 2020’. The list comes after Rhea Chakraborty’s boyfriend, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, topped the position in The Times 50 Most Desirable Men 2020 list.
She was arrested in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in 2020. The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2020 list features women under 40 from various fields. It puts the spotlight on those who have made a mark in the last year and won hearts.
Last year the actress spent most of her time being questioned by various investigation agencies and she has even spent considerable time in jail as well.
TOI described how she was cast as a perfect villain, “Before she could even grieve her loss, she was stuck in a circus with no ringmaster, caught in a state vs state, party vs party, agency vs agency tussle and shredded in a misguided, voyeuristic trial by television. Her innocence or guilt became the ground for heated debates and legal battles between state and central agencies, between estranged political allies, between the police of different states, and between channels demonizing or humanising her. Thrown into the Colosseum, she was a gladiator wrestling several beasts, as they ripped apart her reputation, loved-ones, and career, while the audience watched one,” TOI goes on to describe.
They also acknowledged her as a victorious hero, “But she didn’t break, and held her own through it all. Though she never asked for this ugly role (or to be called a gold-digger, a murderer, a drug peddler and a witch, for that matter), she retained her dignity amidst a barrage of insinuation and abuse. With her strength, resilience and prolonged restraint, she rose above it.”