Chehre producer on not mentioning Rhea Chakraborty in film promotions, ‘Wanted to give her space’

‘Chehre’ stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles, Rhea Chakraborty will also be seen in the film.

‘Chehre’ producer Anand Pandit says the team steered clear of mentioning Rhea Chakraborty in the upcoming film until its trailer launch as they wanted to give the actor some space from public scrutiny.

Rhea Chakraborty’s return to the movies after a gap of three years. She was last seen in Mahesh Bhatt-backed Jalebi (2018).


Rhea Chakraborty would have a fresh start at the movies in 2021, Chehre director Rumi Jafrey announced in an interview last December.

The 28-year-old actor found herself in the middle of a storm when she was arrested last September by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with its probe into the drugs angle related to the case of death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, her boyfriend.

She is set to return to the screen with the upcoming thriller Chehre, also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi.

When the film’s release date was revealed in February, the makers had avoided naming Chakraborty in the promotional materials, with the actor not even being tagged by any of the cast members during the announcement.