Rumi Jaffery tests COVID positive, says no need to worry “all the work around the film has been completed”

Rumi Jaffery has his upcoming directorial ‘Chehre’ to be hitting the theatres on 27 August 2021. While speaking to ETimes Rumi Jaffery spoke about the film and the experience of working with Amitabh Bachchan.

Reportedly ‘Chehre’ director Rumi Jaffery has tested COVID positive but he is not worried because all the post-production work has been completed. In an Interview with ETimes, the director said, “Luckily for me all the work around the film has been completed including the promos and other things were done earlier as the film was slated to release in April so there was nothing to worry about that department too. If I test negative I will be able to come to Mumbai or else will watch the film in Hyderabad on its release day.”

Chehre has an ensemble cast of Emraan Hashmi, Amitabh Bachchan, Rhea Chakraborty, Anu Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav and Krystle D’Souza.

In the interview, he spoke about how he tested COVID positive. His words were, “I was in Hyderabad for my daughter’s wedding, and all my friends including Neetu Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, and many other friends attended the wedding which was held in the first week of August. I thank God that I contracted the disease only on August 15. All those who came to the wedding went home safe.”

Looking at Rumi’s career, he has more experience in the comedy genre with films like God Tussi Great Ho and Life Partner. But this time he has stepped out of his comfort zone. He says that it is due to Big B that he has been able to pull off the film.

He added, “Amitabh Bachchan always believed in my talent and told me to go ahead and work on the subject with the promise that he will be part of my film. He kept his word. There is not much for a director in a comedy and it is a thriller that is challenging and gives the filmmaker to prove his mettle. Chehre is one such film for me.”

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