The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial are getting controversial by the day. Johnny was back on the stand on April 21 amid the ongoing defamation trial against his ex-wife. It all started after Amber wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post on how she had become a victim of domestic violence. Johnny wasn’t named in the article.
During cases such as these, the Internet stands divided. And same was the case for Johnny and Amber. Hashtags such as ‘Justice for Johnny Depp’ are seen ruling social media and Sophie Choudry was the latest celeb to join the movement (of sorts).
SOPHIE COMES OUT IN SUPPORT OF JOHNNY DEPP
Amid the ongoing defamation suit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, it appears that the social media court is choosing to support the former. Amid hashtags such as ‘Justice for Johnny Depp’ trending on social media, Bollywood actress-performer Sophie Choudry penned a note on Twitter, reasoning why she chose to support the Hollywood star.
Her tweet could be read, “So happy #JohnnyDepp is speaking up! Someone very dear to me has suffered years being married to an abusive narcissist. His biggest fear was that being a man, people wouldn’t believe him. Praying this case changes that & people recognise Men get abused too! #JusticeforJohnnyDepp (sic).”
JOHNNY AND AMBER’S RELATIONSHIP AND DOWNFALL
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary (2009) and started dating a while later. They tied the knot in 2015. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce, alleging that Johnny had physically abused her during their marriage under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Johnny denied the accusations and stated that it was Amber, who was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.” Johnny and Amber’s divorce was finalised in 2017. And in 2018, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor filed a defamation case against his ex-wife for her opinion piece on domestic abuse.
Sophia Choudry (born 8 February 1983) is a British singer, host and actress based in India. She has been active primarily in Hindi language films and is also a former MTV India VJ and occasional model, and television presenter.
Sophie Choudry was born and brought up in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Her father was a major fan of Sophia Loren and hence her birth name is “Sophia”, however, she now goes by the name “Sophie”. She has one elder brother.
Choudry studied at London School of Economics, graduating in European politics and French and is also a gold medalist from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Furthermore, she studied for nearly two years at the “Sciences Po” in Paris, France. BollySpice reports, that while still studying, Choudry became a VJ for Zee UK.
She took a few classes in Indian classical dance as Bharatnatyam, which she learnt in London for four years as well as Western dances like salsa. She is also well trained in Western classical music, which she learnt for three years in the UK from Helena Shenel, as well as in Indian classical music, which she learnt from Pandit Ashkaran Sharma.
She began her career on Zee Tv UK in the late 1990s presenting Zee Top 10, a chart show also based in the UK/ Europe which became the number 1 show on the channel for several years before she launched her own career in Music.
Choudry began her singing career. When she was 12 years old, her talent was discovered by noted music director Biddu, who launched her musical career. She, at first, lent her voice as a backup singer to playback singers like Shweta Shetty and Alisha Chinai.
In 2000, Choudry started her career as a pop singer with her all-female band “Sansara” with a song which Choudry herself wrote (“Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai”). After their second hit “Habibi” the band separated and Choudry started her solo singing career, donning the videos “Habibi” and “Le Le Mera Dil” in 2002. Her latest single ‘Aaj Naiyo Sauna.
Choudry then moved to Mumbai in 2003, becoming a VJ for MTV India and hosting the popular show MTV Loveline, which eventually gained her popularity. Less than one year on, Sophie returned with her newest offering, “Baby Love”. According to Choudry, she listened to over 400 songs to come up with her perfect 12. Songs on this album include “Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya”, “Jadugar Saiyaan”, “Zuby Zuby”, “Dil Ke Armaan”, “Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi”, and “Bachke Rehna Re Baba”.
In December 2009, Choudry launched her album Sound of Sophie, which had no remixes, but only original numbers. The launch of this album marked her association with the Indian fashion brand MADAME, who hired her as their first brand ambassador. She worked with well-known music composers such as Rishi Rich, Bappi Lahiri, Biddu and Gaurav Das Gupta in the album. Choudry has also participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Season 7.