By Saumya Bansal, Updated : Aug 27, 2020 16:27 IST
Rhea Chakraborty on seeing Sushant's mortal remains: I said 'sorry babu' and touched his feet as a mark of respect

Rhea Chakraborty spoke to a leading news channel after more than two months of Sushant Singh Rajput's demise. Citing the whole incident of the day of his death, Rhea told, "On June 14, around 2 pm, I was with my brother in my room when my friend called me and said that there are rumours that this has happened, stop the rumours now. Ask Sushant to give a statement. She (her friend) didn't know I was at my home. Then, within 10-15 minutes, there was a clarification of Sushant Singh Rajput's death."

 

She further added, "I didn't go to his place after his death. I broke down, I was completely shocked and mujhe samajh nahi aa raha tha aisa kaise ho sakta hai. (I couldn't understand how something like this could happen). Then, I was told that I was not included in the funeral list and that his family doesn't want me there."

 

Regarding not going to his funeral and seeing his last mortal remains, Rhea said, "I was ready to go to the funeral, but my industry friends told me not to go as his family doesn't want me there. I would only be insulted and be asked to leave from there. Then one of my friends said that it is important for me to see his body for the last time because if I don't, I will not get closure and it will be hard to accept the fact that he is no more."

 

 

On her 'sorry babu' comment, she added, "Yes, what else is someone supposed to say after someone has lost their life? I am sorry you have lost your life. I am sorry that your death has been made into a joke. I am sorry that your last memory is not of your good work, intelligence or your charity. That is also misconstrued. Aur kya bolenge? (What else would you say?)"

 

"My friends asked me to wait outside. I was told that the body was on the way to the van, which will be taken to the funeral. I got to see the body for three seconds. I said I am sorry, which I am because he had lost his life and I touched his feet as a mark of respect. Any Indian can understand why they would touch someone's feet at such a time, " she concluded. 

 

Credits: India Today