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Hate messages for supporting Rhea, Saqib Saleem’s post “disgusts” many

By Anwesha Padhi

The country is divided into two factions precisely as of now- pro-Rhea Chakraborty and an anti. With fans and celebrities choosing to support the media trial of the Jalebi actress, to condemning the irresponsible “witch-hunt” public behaviour, the outrage is clearly two-sided.

But in what appears to be an act of intolerance, actor Saqib Saleem received hate messages from unknown people in response to his post criticising the arrest of Ms. Chakraborty. Mr. Saleem had previously posted a series of pictures showing his solidarity with Ms. Chakraborty after the latter was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau for alleged involvement in procuring drugs for the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

On Friday, Mr. Saleem took to his Instagram account and posted a screenshot of one such message. The message not only contained obscene language but also targeted the actor's family directly. The user of the account went on to say that his family should be “sent to Pakistan”.

Many celebrities including Shibani Dandekar, Sophie Choudhary and others strongly condemned the post in the comments.

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