With the release date of Rumi Jaffrey’s crime thriller, Chehre being announced preponed from April 30 to April 9 internal discussions in the team are on to decide whether Rhea Chakraborty who plays the female lead opposite Emraan Hashmi, should be brought forward to promote the film or not.
Rhea was at the vortex of a vicious hate campaign last year for Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Out on bail, the actress has been maintaining a low profile since then. While the film’s director Rumi Jaffrey feels Rhea is ready to face the world, other well-wishers think she would be bombarded with awkward questions if she had to come out in public to promote the film.
Just a few days back the teaser of Chehre was released and Rhea was yet again missing just the way she was from the posters. A few weeks back director Rumi Jaffrey had spoken to SpotboyE exclusively and had revealed, “I have throughout maintained she’s an innocent victim. She and her family didn’t deserve this. Her father has served the country for years. I worked with her before all this (the tragic aftermath of Sushant’s death) in Chehre. I was going to shoot a love story in London with Sushant and Rhea for producer Vashu Bhagnani after the lockdown. But God had other plans.”
In other development, the NCB has named Rhea Chakraborty amongst 33 others in a charge sheet they filed recently in regards to the Sushant Singh Rajput drugs case. The report also stated that apart from Rhea and her brother Showik, a few others are also accused in the case. According to the report, the charge sheet also has statements of 200 witnesses. Thechargsheet is more than 12,000 pages in hard copy and about 50,000 pages in digital format have been submitted in the NDPS court by the agency.
Best to let Messrs Bachchan and Hashmi promote the film, what say?
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