Twitterati lashes out at Rajdeep Sardesai for his PR show with Rhea Chakraborty

Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai is controversy’s favorite child. Just few days ago, he stirred a major row after breaking a false news of the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee. And now he again finds himself on the receiving end of public backlash, this time due to his interview with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.

In the interview, Sardesai seemingly not only tried to draw sympathy for Rhea but also tried to assert that Sushant was indeed suffering from mental illness, which ultimately led to him hanging himself. And this has not gone down well with many.

Supporters, friends, and family of Sushant Singh Rajput have hit out at Sardesai, accusing him of promoting the mental illness theory for the death of the actor, of which very little to no evidences are available. Throughout the interview with Sardesai which aired on various channels of India today network, Rhea continuously tried to drive home the point that Sushant Singh Rajput was suffering from mental illness and that it was the cause of his death. And to many, Sardesai appeared to be supporting the theory.

This theory is opossed to the general belief which holds Rhea Chakraborty and her associates responsible for forcing Sushant Singh Rajput to verge of ending his life. The findings made by investigators in past few weeks have only strengthend this belief, where it was learnt that Rhea Chakraborty was not only in contact drug dealers, but perhaps also gave doses to her boyfriend Sushant, with or without his knowledge.

Some even termed Sardesai’s interview to be nothing more than a PR stunt intended to improve Rhea Chakraborty’s image prior to her interrogation by the CBI. Going by the reactions which are pouring in on social networking sites from yesterday, it is safe to say that Sardesai has once again scored a self-goal.

Below are some of the reactions for Sardesai’s interview with Rhea Chakraborty

Meanwhile, CBI is set to grill Rhea Chakraborty on Friday. With the recent revelations, it will be interesting to see where the case heads from here.