Optimistic about the new year, director Rumi Jaffery is looking forward to Chehre’s release. The Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi-led thriller will see Rhea Chakraborty return to the big screen after a tumultuous 2020. Following an investigation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the actor was arrested in September 2020 on drug-related charges in the Sushant. Singh Rajput and was bailed in October after spending 28 days in Byculla Prison.
The director, who recently met Chakraborty, believes the worst is behind her. “I am confident she will make it through this phase. Everyone around will advise you to be brave, but only the one who [the ordeal] knows how difficult it is. Time is the best healer; in time she will be fine. She’s a talented performer and ready to jump back, ”he says.
The mystery thriller is directed by Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi
In the months following Rajput’s death in June 2020, Chakraborty was charged with suicide and misappropriation of funds by the late actor’s family, subjected to online vitriol and questioned by the NCB. Some of Bollywood – including Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Farhan Akhtar and Dia Mirza – had taken to Twitter to show her support. Jaffery added, “People came to their own conclusions on the matter. Ideally, we should wait for the judiciary. [to give its verdict]. Every coin has two sides, but Rhea should also receive a fair trial. I have the greatest respect for those who supported her then. “
Last year, Jaffery had announced a movie starring Rajput and Chakraborty. Ask him if he has put the project on hold and he says, “We should have started the movie in mid-2020. The year was so terrible that I don’t think about the movie anymore.” For now, Chehre has his undivided attention. Anand Pandit [producer] has decided to pursue a theatrical release. We must support [the exhibitors], ”he claims, adding that the release date is not yet locked.
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