Post the cruel vilification of Rhea Chakraborty by the media and her subsequent arrest, Shibani Dandekar came out in support of her best friend, and demanded her release. It was earlier reported that the actress and her sister Anusha Dandekar have deleted their posts from Instagram after name of Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh surfaced in the drugs case. However, the reports seem to be untrue, as the post is still visible in their profiles. “#ReleaseRhea #justiceforrhea”. Her post received a lot of support from the industry and several Bollywood celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Shweta Bachchan, Neha Dhupia and others came out in open to support Rhea.
Earlier, Shibani’s Wikipedia was vandalised after she criticized Ankita Lokhande on social media. Her page was changed with derogatory statements. She was called a ‘gold digger scumbag’ and her career was changed to ‘flop’. It was written, “Shibani Dandekar (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian singer, actress, anchor and a gold digger scumbag. She began her flop-career working as a television anchor in American television. Following her return to India, she began searching for a rich parasite who’ll be hosting some fame to her. , so she settled for a B-Grade Oblivion Actor, Farhan Akhtar(50 years old). Other than being his temporary girlfriend, she pukes on Twitter with some 200K+ BOT-sycophants. She tweets stupid stuff without using her brain just to get fame, she has also shown support to criminals.” Her page was later restored.