In an exclusive interview to Rajdeep Sardesai, Chakraborty denies feeding off the late actor’s money, says it was Rajput who liked to live a lavish life.
By Our Correspondent
Among the many so-called leaked messages of Rhea Chakraborty, one of them supposedly talked about Chakraborty wanting to speak to a prominent journalist in the aftermath of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Well, over three months on, Chakraborty has given an exclusive interview to veteran TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai of the TV Today Network . The two-hour interview will air tonight on Aaj Tak (Hindi) and India Today Television (English) at 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm respectively
In the interview, Chakraborty has said that her only crime is that she loved Rajput.
‘My only crime is that I loved Sushant.. let any investigation agency Qs me, I have NOTHING to hide..’ Rhea Chakraborty has finally broken her silence.. the BIG interview of Indian news tv’s ‘most wanted’! tweeted Sardesai.
Chakraborty, her brother Showik have copped criticism for allegedly feeding off Rajput’s money. Denying such accusation, Chakraborty has said that it was Rajput who liked to live a lavish life.
“He went to Thailand with six of his male friends. He booked a private jet for that trip and spent Rs 70 lakh. So, it was not like he spent the money just on me. He was like that as a person. He loved living like a star. I was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput’s money. We were living like a couple.” Chakraborty told Sardesai.
The Jalebi  actor’s 2019 Europe trip with Sushant Singh Rajput has come under scanner, especially with Rajput paying all the expenses. The couple was accompanied by Rhea’s brother Showik. Chakraborty claimed that this wasn’t even any planned trip.
“I had a fashion shoot by the clothing trip Shein in Paris. The company sent me the tickets. Sushant thought it was a great idea to make a Euro trip out of this, so he cancelled those tickets — I have those tickets, in case I now I have to prove everything — and booked first class tickets, and the rest of the trip he paid for the hotels. He wanted to, and I didn’t have a problem with that. I had a problem with how much he was spending. I thought it was a very expensive trip, but that was how he was. Who was I to question that?,” said the actor.
It was earlier reported how Rajput supposedly freaked out staying in a Gothic hotel in Switzerland. Talking about the episode, Chakraborty said, “In Switzerland, he was fine. He was energetic. When we reached Italy, we stayed at a Gothic hotel, which we didn’t know at the time of booking. In our room there was a dome like structure, which I didn’t like. I asked him that we should change our hotel, but he insisted on staying there. He told me that there was something. I told him that it’s a bad dream as I thought people get such ideas in such place. But he insisted on living in that hotel despite me telling him to change it’
“His health deteriorated there and he started having anxiety attacks. When I asked him what is happening, he told me that in 2013, he had a depressive episode and met a psychiatrist called Haresh Shetty. He told me that the same doctor advised him to take Modafinil, he took on the flight. He told me that he was fine after that. After that, now he was feeling more depressed and anxious. Then we cut shot the trip and returned.”
Chakraborty claimed that it was Rajput’s idea to take Showik along in the trip. She also defended herself against the criticism that it was Rajput who was the sole director in the start-up artifcial intelligence company RhealityX.
“Showik had a great bonding with Sushant. Even we used to joke that Showik is my “sautan”. Sushant, Showik and I were partners in a company called Rhealityx, which dealt with artificial intelligence. It was Sushant who named the company after me. To be a partner in the company, one has to pay Rs 33,000. I paid for Showik as he couldn’t pay because he didn’t have a job. Showik was preparing for CAT exams and was skeptical if he should join us. Sushant insisted Showik to join us in our Europe trip.” claimed Chakraborty.
The trouble has mounted for Rhea after alleged leaked messages between the actor and a few dubious individuals point to a drug angle in the case. As the Enforcement Directorate is not eligible to probe the drug angle, the Narcotics Control Bureau has registered a case against Chakraborty to investigate the drug angle.
Interestingly, as Aaj Tak and India Today Television cop criticism on social media, the network deleted the video Tweet that contained the 7 minutes of excerpts from their exclusive interview.