Even as the CBI, ED and the NCB carry out investigations into the suicide-or-murder theories in the high-profile case, here is how the 28-year-old actress is being portrayed on prime-time television even before the legal trial gets underway.
On television, she has been likened among other things to a vishkanya, the mythical snake woman, who entices men and hisses them to their doom with venomous tricks.
Rhea Chakraborty claims that she is a simple middle-class girl, who is now paying the price for just loving a boy named Sushant Singh Rajput.
Murderer in disguise
Sushant’s father K.K. Singh alleges that she is a hatyarin (murderer) who poisoned his son to death in cahoots with her accomplices over a period of time. Many TV channels seem to agree.