It has been months since, Rhea Chakraborty has been away from the limelight, after her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging in his Mumbai apartment on June 14. Now, Rhea's close friend, director has opened up about the mental state of the actress in his interview to SpotboyE. Rumi, said, “It has been a traumatic year for her. Of course the year was bad for everyone. But in her case it was a trauma on another level. Can you imagine any girl from a well-to-do middleclass family spending a month in jail? It has crushed her morale completely.”He added, “Rhea will return to her work early next year.” He reportedly also assured that the film industry would welcome her 'with open arms. 'He added, "I met her recently. She was withdrawn and quiet. Didn’t speak much. Can’t blame her after what she has gone through. Let the heat and dust settle down. I’m sure Rhea will have a lot to say.” Rhea was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on September 8 on 'possession, purchase and use' of drugs, which the agency investigated as a link to Sushant's death.
She was released on October after spending about a month in Mumbai's Byculla jail. Rhea's brother Showik was also arrested by NCB on September 4 and granted bail after 3 months of his arrest. Recently, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh demanded that CBI reveal the findings of its probe. Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer also backed the Home Minister’s statement. “I welcome the Statement of Shri Anil Deshmukh, HM Govt of Maharashtra calling for the CBI to make the report public in the case of Death of Sushant Singh Rajput,” Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said in his statement. “She was arrested in a bogus case with no evidence by NCB. She was harassed by Various agencies and remained in custody for almost a month till the Bombay High Court released her on Bail. Rhea filed an FIR accusing the sisters of SSR administering him illegally obtained Medicines without proper medical advice and on the basis of a bogus prescription. She alleged that the cocktail of drugs and illegally administered medicines could be the cause of his death,” the lawyer added. Maneshinde stressed that he has always said that the truth will remain the same whoever investigates the case. Sushant was found dead in his Bandra home on June 14, 2020. The autopsy conducted by RN Cooper Hospital had attributed his death to 'asphyxiation due to hanging.' Later, a report submitted by a forensic team from AIIMS had ruled out murder in his death.