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Rhea Chakraborty on missing Sushant Singh Rajput: It's going to be very difficult to live the rest of my life without that friend, that partner

Rhea Chakraborty shared a glimpse of her life after Sushant Singh Rajput's death and her journey to normalcy.

Rhea Chakraborty on missing Sushant Singh Rajput: It's going to be very difficult to live the rest of my life without that friend, that partner
Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty

Last Updated: 10.35 AM, Oct 06, 2023


On June 14, 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, and his partner Rhea Chakraborty took a lot of heat after his untimely death. The actor endured a lot of hardship as she attempted to revive her stalled career after she was subjected to unprecedented levels of hostility and nasty media attention as she faced many charges. During a recent Mumbai Conclave 2023 hosted by India Today, Rhea opened up about the profound impact SSR's passing has had on her life and how much she misses him.

Struggle and media backlash:

The actor stated that moving on is one thing that makes one human. It's what keeps people going in the face of adversity, whether that's a natural disaster, a pandemic, or, in her case, incarceration. Rhea added that one is ready to move on, putting her best foot forward; she genuinely is looking forward to going forward. It's been tough to get back into the swing of things and do things like go for a stroll, get a haircut, or have dinner with her folks. There was a lot of media focus while she was grieving the death of Sushant, and she wasn't allowed time to grieve. All of that has materialised, and she couldn't be more thrilled. Rhea said that she can finally live a regular life, and for that, she is eternally grateful.

Irreplaceable void:

About Sushant, Rhea said that she doesn't think that void can ever be filled. It's hard for her to imagine getting through life without him as a friend, a partner, and a companion, adding, "But life has happened to both of us, and one has to move on."

Talking about the whole trial, Rhea stated that she never saw herself as a victim but as a survivor. Because her father served in the Indian army, her family has a strong culture of perseverance. They give in to life's challenges and accept them as inevitable. To improve their lives, they plan to keep striving, and the simple desire to live is enough.

Life in jail:

Rhea talked about her experience in jail and remarked that it was extremely interesting. It is a challenging environment mentally, but it is not society. It's like being snatched out of society and placed in a void. No longer can one function in normal society, and one has to let go of their sense of self and ego. Prison is a great educational opportunity, and witnessing inmates cling to even the smallest moments of joy was the most eye-opening experience of her life. For those two minutes, they will be the happiest and loudest they have ever been; they seldom ever get a whole snatch.

Rhea continued saying that, for the most part, she thinks they were innocent; they had heard me out. They believed the news because they were told the news. They understand what a media trial is and what she has gone through better than anyone else.

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